I was unable to copy my home folder (I wanted to back it up) to a flash drive. and someone here in the forum suggested putting the contents of the home folder into a tar.gz file. So I learned how to make tar.gz files via this formula:
tar czf new-tar-file-name.tar.gz file-or-folder-to-archive
However when I tried to make a tar.gz file for the home folder and entered this (in the terminal):
tar czf BackupSpecial.tar.gz home
(I'm naming my file BackupSpecial) it didn't work.
Here's the screenshot.
Can somebody please help me get this to work? Thanks.