Compress Uncompress files in Linux

There are a number of ways to compress and uncompress files and folders in a linux terminal but I typically use tar.gz;

To compress

tar -zcvf archive_name.tar.gz folder_to_compress

To extract

tar -zxvf archive_name.tar.gz


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