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Aug 24, 2009

Quickly archive multiple directories into separate archive files

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I recently needed to quickly archive several hundred directories, and their contents into separate, compressed files named after the directories. The horribly slow way to do this would be to either right-click each directory and select “create archive” via the File Manager, or, via the command line, to manually run tar several hundred times – […]