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When I create a .tar file using the tar command, what option do I need to use to add a specific directory hierarchy to the file?

For example:

Test_File.tar
    |__   MAIN
            |__ SUB1
                   |__ Process.txt
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From the top of the manual:

Examples:
  tar -cf archive.tar foo bar  # Create archive.tar from files foo and bar.

Therefore: tar cf tarfile.tar directory-to-tar


Note: In Unix speak a directory is a file, and many other things also: If it is in a directory, then it has a file-name, and it is a file.

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