command to compress folder in ubuntu 10.04 server ?
“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”
I think its more appropriate to send Mohammad our friend here to the 'man' program.
man -k 'string' searches man database for programs with the needed string so for next time man -k compress would also print out tar
and man tar will teach him all he needs to know about compressing and uncompressing.