I am trying compress files from an archive with the command
tar -czvf compress_file.tar.gz $(cat file_list.txt)
And I have an error
-bash: /bin/tar: Argument list too long
The files numbers is too long, how can I resolve this?
Use the "-T" option to pass a file to tar that contains the filenames to tar up.
tar -czv -T file_list.txt -f tarball.tar.gz
Answered By – Mark Setchell