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2.5 Two Frequently Used Options

To understand how to run tar in the three operating modes listed previously, you also need to understand how to use two of the options to tar: --file (which takes an archive file as an argument) and --verbose. (You are usually not required to specify either of these options when you run tar, but they can be very useful in making things more clear and helping you avoid errors.)

 
 
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