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  1. tbridge:

rspeed:

Earlier this week I used tar to compress a folder without reading any documentation on the first try. That was quite an achievement, and I patted myself on the back about it.

Today Andy pointed today’s comic out to me, so I jokingly sent a very simple decompression command in reply… and made a typo. So we’re all dead now. Sorry about that.

Sorry everyone. I tried, but I ended up replacing the file I meant to compress with an empty .zip

I laughed at this, and switched over to iTerm to show myself that I could have done it easily.

I entered

tar -f foo.tar ~/Dropbox/Documents/Reference/txt


which gave me this result:

tar: Must specify one of -c, -r, -t, -u, -x


DAMMIT.

(I assume that tar --help would not be considered a valid tar command.)

    tbridge:

    rspeed:

    Earlier this week I used tar to compress a folder without reading any documentation on the first try. That was quite an achievement, and I patted myself on the back about it.

    Today Andy pointed today’s comic out to me, so I jokingly sent a very simple decompression command in reply… and made a typo. So we’re all dead now. Sorry about that.

    Sorry everyone. I tried, but I ended up replacing the file I meant to compress with an empty .zip

    I laughed at this, and switched over to iTerm to show myself that I could have done it easily.

    I entered

    tar -f foo.tar ~/Dropbox/Documents/Reference/txt
    

    which gave me this result:

    tar: Must specify one of -c, -r, -t, -u, -x
    

    DAMMIT.

    (I assume that tar --help would not be considered a valid tar command.)