This is the tar command to extract a compressed archive:
tar -xz -C <destination_folder> -f <tar_file>
If we want to download files from a remote server over SSH we can use
tar to compress and archive on the fly like this:
local$ tar -xz -C ~/ -f <(ssh naveed@remote_ip "tar -zc -C ~/ <folder_to_download>")
To transfer files from local to remote computer ove SSH:
local$ tar -cz -C ~/ <folder_to_transfer> | ssh naveed@remote_ip "tar -zx -C ~/ ." `
<(cmd)construct is new to bash and doesn’t work on older systems. It runs a program and sends the output to a pipe, and substitutes that pipe into the command as if it was a file. -C flag is used to change the directory before the files are accessed by tar.