The following commands will allow you to compress your files and directories into a compressed file such as .zip, .tar, .gz, .bz2, etc. This will also allow you to decompress the contents back into their origenal state. If you would prefer to use a GUI (web-based) interface to compress or decompress, You can also do this through cPanel's file manager.
You can also extract and compress files via SSH:
To extract .zip files the command would be as follows:
To extract .bz2 files:
To extract .gz files:
To extract .tar files:
To extract .tar.bz2 files:
To extract .tar.gz files:
Please note that these are the most basic forms of the commands, and have many options that are possible. HostMonster does not provide technical support for using these commands, however to learn more about each command you can type [email protected] ~ $ man <command> Where <command> is the command you would like to learn more about, such as "tar" or "gzip."
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