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:
user@server ~ $ unzip archive.zip
user@server ~ $ zip file.ext
To extract .bz2 files:
user@server ~ $ bunzip2 archive.bz2
user@server ~ $ bzip2 file.ext
To extract .gz files:
user@server ~ $ gzip -d archive.gz
user@server ~ $ gzip file.ext
To extract .tar files:
user@server ~ $ tar -xvf archive.tar
user@server ~ $ tar -cvf archive.tar file1.ext file2.ext directory/
To extract .tar.bz2 files:
user@server ~ $ tar -xvjf archive.tar.bz2
user@server ~ $ tar -cvjf file.tar.bz2 file1.ext file2.ext directory/
To extract .tar.gz files:
user@server ~ $ tar -xvzf archive.tar.gz
user@server ~ $ tar -cvzf file.tar.gz file1.ext file2.ext directory/
Please note that these are the most basic forms of the commands, and have many options that are possible. FastDomain does not provide technical support for using these commands, however to learn more about each command you can type user@server ~ $ man <command> Where <command> is the command you would like to learn more about, such as "tar" or "gzip."
Recommended Help Content
This article will instruct you how to import a database from the command line (SSH).
This article will instruct you how to export a database from the command line (SSH).
Script executed with a cron job requires a specific php.ini file to be used.
Related Help Content
Is SSH/Shell access enabled by default?
How to edit several individual pages to replace a string of text e.g. update the phone number on the footer of every page on your site.
There are many ways that you can transfer files and folder to and from your hosting account. We highly recommend using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program to quickly upload and download files. We
This article will walk you through extracting compressed files using the File Manager.
This article will explain how to utilize GZip through the file manager.
How to restore individual files or folders with the Site Backup & Restore tool
I get this with some of my php files: Fatal error: Unable to read X bytes in /home/user/public_html/myfile.php on line Y
How to Stop A Directory Index From Being Shown