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2. Tutorial Introduction to tar

This chapter guides you through some basic examples of three tar operations: `--create', `--list', and `--extract'. If you already know how to use some other version of tar, then you may not need to read this chapter. This chapter omits most complicated details about how tar works.

2.1 Assumptions this Tutorial Makes   
2.2 Stylistic Conventions   
2.3 Basic tar Operations and Options   
2.4 The Three Most Frequently Used Operations   
2.5 Two Frequently Used Options   
2.6 How to Create Archives   
2.7 How to List Archives   
2.8 How to Extract Members from an Archive   
2.9 Going Further Ahead in this Manual   

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