On my Linux machine, I wish to create a .tar.bz2 file of a certain folder. Once I place myself in that folder (in the terminal), what do I type in the terminal command line to place the compressed folder in the home directory of my machine?
Let's say I am in the folder /home/user/folder. In the folder "folder" are several files (txt, .c etc). How do I compress that folder of type .tar.bz2 and place it in my /home directory?
In the /home/user/folder, I've tried
sudo tar -cvjSf folder.tar.bz2 but get an error:
tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive
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~ Asked on 2014-04-23 14:10:11
You are not indicating what to include in the archive.
Go one level outside your folder and try:
sudo tar -cvjSf folder.tar.bz2 folder
Or from the same folder try
sudo tar -cvjSf folder.tar.bz2 *
~ Answered on 2014-04-23 14:14:59
Try this from different folder:
sudo tar -cvjSf folder.tar.bz2 folder/*
~ Answered on 2015-09-20 19:55:06