I apologize as this probably isn't the correct forum to ask this, but I couldn't find one that was more appropriate, and I'm hoping that those who frequent this forum know the answer to this question.

I am wondering what the UNIX WinZip equivilant is. I知 trying to make a list to make it as easy as possible to move a site, and one of the steps would be to zip the files on the old server to ensure a faster download of the files. I知 also thinking that it would be a good idea to tar the files together first. So what I知 really asking is this:

How does one tar together a group of files and then compress that tared file? And how can the process be reversed.

A quick example would be very much appreciated !

Thanks in advance !