Computer Tips - What are the Linux file archiving commands?

Date: 2007nov2 Level: Beginner OS: Linux Q. What are the Linux file archiving commands? A. These commands gather multiple files into one. You can use:
tar - The usual command cpio - Second choice (used by RPM internally) shar - Create an shell archive zip - Windows compatible
See man pages for more info. See also http://www.davekb.com/browse_computer_tips:linux_backup:txt