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.
tar -f foo.tar ~/Dropbox/Documents/Reference/txt
which gave me this result:
tar: Must specify one of -c, -r, -t, -u, -x
(I assume that
tar --help would not be considered a valid