# this will create a new compressed version of 'folder-to-pack'
# but will not include any pdf fiels
tar fcvz /path/to/package.tar.gz --exclude='*.pdf' /path/to/folder-to-pack

# automatically include the current date in filename of backup file:
tar fcvz /backups/$(date '+%Y-%m-%d').filename.tar.gz --exclude='*.pdf' /path/to/backup

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