Backend and Infrastructure

Using Zip and Tar on Command Line

Sprout Video

This command line video covers the three most common commands for compressing and archiving files, including how to get them back out again. Most commonly you first hit the need for these when you download a file and need to get it uncompressed. We'll cover the following commands:

  • zip
  • unzip
  • gzip
  • gunzip
  • tar

Note: this video was originally released October 28, 2009 on