Why can’t I remember simple things like how to tar+gzip a directory? Well, I finally figured it out after going after “tar examples” via Google.

Then I mistakenly consulted the engr-sysadm jabber chat room:

GUI’fied is right – normally I right-click the directory and pick “Create Archive Of” – in this tar case I couldn’t because it was a directory inside my Mysql database directory on the Macintosh.

I think GUI’fied works quite well when pronounced like bonafied from O Brother Where Art Thou?