Creating an archive using tar command
Creating an uncompressed tar archive using option cvf
This is the basic command to create a tar archive.
$ tar cvf archive_name.tar dirname/
In the above command:
c – create a new archive
v – verbosely list files which are processed.
f – following is the archive file name
Creating a tar gzipped archive using option cvzf
The above tar cvf option, does not provide any compression. To use a gzip compression on the tar archive, use the z option as shown below.