gzip / bzip2 can compress individual files. To compress entire folder structure ‘tar’ command comes to our rescue. Compress to .gz  tar -zcf </path/output.gz>  /sourcefolder/path Compress to .bz2 tar -jcf </path/output.bz2> /sourcefolder/path tar options : -z : gzip -c : compress -f : filename -j : bzip2  … (0 comment)