Tar Probably the most used compression for Linux systems, and maybe the Linux equivalent of Zip. Tar stands for “Tape Archive”, and was made back in the old days to archive files to tape drives. To create a compressed file Read more…


Zip Probably the most used archiving format for pc users. To compress a folder in Linux: zip -r archive.zip /home/Jon/files_to_archive This example assume we are creating a zip file called archive.zip, and the files (or directory) we compress is in Read more…