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Keith wrote:
> tar cvfz username.tgz /home/username
> the same command can be used on any directory. 

It's probably not a good idea to be *in* /home/username if you try
that -- you'll end up trying to stuff the tarball into the tarball.
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Hope this helps,

James.
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