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by the following way we tar the folder presto-server-0.210 to file

tar -czvf presto-server-archive.tar.gz presto-server-0.210

so after we tar the folder , folder still exists

is it possible to use the tar or other approach and replace the folder to tar file , so folder will removed and instead of folder we create the tar file

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    if tar -czvf presto-server-archive.tar.gz presto-server-0.210; then rm -fr presto-server-0.210; fi? – DopeGhoti Apr 2 at 21:03
  • I prefer not use rm -fr , is it possible ? – yael Apr 2 at 21:06
  • @yael Any reason why you prefer not to use rm -r? – Kusalananda Apr 2 at 21:15
  • the reason is because I need to use the script for all this tasks , and for safety I dont use rm -rf – yael Apr 2 at 21:18
  • If you want to remove a directory and all of its contents, what alternative would you suggest exactly? – DopeGhoti Apr 2 at 21:49
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As noted in the comments, the proper way to do this is rm. For safety purposes, tar -jcvf folder.tar folder && rm -rf folder would only execute if the tar was successful - see "RETURN VALUE" section of the man page.

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