The Linux “tar” stands for tape archive, and many Linux/Unix system administrators use it to deal with tape drive backups. In Linux, the tar program is used to rip a group of files and directories into a highly compressed archive file known as a tarball or tar, gzip, or bzip.
If you’re a Linux administrator, you probably use tar to generate backups of data or to build files from directories so you may store or share them with others. But how many times have you made a tar file only to add a new file to the source directory later? So, what do you do…
The System Restore function in Windows is a useful tool for creating and preserving full system backups. If only Linux had a feature like this… oh wait, it does, and we have options to select from!
The top command is one of the most basic commands for monitoring processes on Linux. It displays the top processes depending on factors such as cpu or memory consumption, as the name implies.
When working in the terminal, you may notice that your screen is full of commands and their outputs. You might want to clear the terminal to free up space on the screen and focus on the next task at hand. Trust me when I say that clearing the Linux terminal screen helps a lot.