How to create tar archive

Since I started working with cPanel server I always needed to create archives from directories.
For example backing up a user’s home directory.

How can you do this? It’s not difficult at all. For exemple to backup a user home directory you would have to run:

tar -pczf rchive.tar.gz /home/USERNAME

You can read more about tar by reading it’s manual.

man tar

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