(Tape ARchival program): A UNIX utility used to compress and uncompress files (files compressed with this program normally have the extension ".tar").
Tape Archive File Format
A UNIX/Linux command that was designed to allow the storage of data spread across files and directories to exist in a single tape volume. Another handy...
A UNIX command used to combine (and optionally compress) files together.
The tar utility is a tool for packaging into one file the contents of one or more files and even directories. Such a tar file can later be used to re-construct the files and directories contained within it preserving the hierarchical structure. Click here for more information.
The term TAR is derived from Tape Archive. Unlike formats like ZIP, it is not a compression format, but is instead a format for grouping files. It is typically related to Unix based applications.
Utility used to archive files to tape media. Tape archival and retrieval.
To copy a file to or from an archieve file or backup tape or diskette. This command has several usages do 'man tar' or Man Pages too see all of them. The most common that will get you going are these: tar -xzvf filename.tgz or tar -xvf filename.tar. These commands will ungzip and untar a file, dumping its contents wherever your current path is (pwd). tar -czvf filename.tgz target or tar -cvf filename.tar target. These commands will take the target, which can be a directory, a wildcard- noted list of files, or even a single file, and puts them into a new archive called filename.tar or filename.tgz
Tape Archive. A Unix compression format.
Or usually written as the file extension; .tar. A file compression format (like .zip) usually found on Unix platforms.
Groups of files are often tarred together so that they may be handled as a single file. A file that ends with this extension is probably such a file and will have to be untarred into its individual components before use. The whole concept of tarring started on UNIX machines, but it is also possible to get programs to tar and untar on most other computers.
A Unix file compression method.
A file compression format generally found on UNIX platforms.
tar create tape archives, and add or extract files
(tape archive) A utility for bundling files and directories together into one file for archival storage on a tape or for transmission over the Internet.
A utility program which combines and compresses two or more files into one compacted file. Commonly used to backup UNIX systems.
TAR or .tar is a file name extension used by a Unix utility for archiving files, often used with "compress." The resulting files can contain both files and directories, and may include the subdirectory structure needed to restore the files. The way in which a "tarred" file is "untarred" depends on the operating system you are using. Utilities to extract on DOS machines may be retrieved from many sources around the net.
a utillity to create file archives. Keyword(s): backup, archive
(Tape ARchive) - A Unix style archive file, similar to StuffIt for the Macintosh. A file with a .tar extension (i.e. myfile.tar) has been encoded using the TAR standard. Use StuffIt Expander to decompress this type of file.
Tape ARchive, is a standard UNIX data archive utility for storing data on tape media.
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Archiving utility, see the section called "Archiving with tar".
Archiving utility, see Section 18.104.22.168.
A UNIX archiving scheme that is also available for PCs. File Type: Binary Tar, which is short for Tape ARchive, can archive files but not compress them, so .tar files are often gzipped, which is why you might occasionally encounter the file extension .tar.gz. To download and use .tar files on a Mac, you use a program called Tar. For Windows you can use WinZIP to view and extract archive files.
Tape Archive Retrieval. Solaris command for adding or extracting files from a media.
A Unix file format, where multiple files are archived into one file.
A contraction of ape- ar chiver, a backup and archiving program used on UNIX computers. In addition to copying files to a tape backup, tar can also be used to clump a bunch of files together, slapping the TAR extension on them.
A tar file is a file produced by the UNIX tar program, which packages multiple files in a single file for distribution as a single unit. Each tar file has a tar filename extension.
A UNIX backup and restore format. Stands for tape archive.
One of several kinds of compression types. see: Zip
Author: Microsoft® Computer Uncompressed UNIX archive in tar format.
Tar (Tape ARchive) is the unix format for archiving multiple files, both ascii and binary, in tapes for backing up purposes. Although originally designed for tape archiving, it is commonly used for archiving files into a single big file. The same command is used for archiving and extracting from the archives. Typical invocations are: To archive: tar cvf newarchivefilename.tar list of files and directories To 'un'archive: tar xvf archivefilename.tar
Tape ARchive - a compression format commonly used in the transfer and storage of files residing on UNIX computers.
tar archiving utility
A UNIX-based program that creates packages of directory structures.
Tar is a tool used for the archiving of files in so-called tar-files which you recognize by their suffix .tar. You can find KOffice source and binary distributions as gzipped tar-files; however, you should not use them if there are special packages for your system and package manager. See RPM, DEB. tar.gz See TGZ.
tape archive. Multiple files stored in a single file by the Unix tar command. Tar files usually have a .tar ending; if they have been compressed with Unix compress, the ending is .tz; if they have been compressed with GNU zip, they have a .tgz ending. Tar files can be unpacked on PCs using the popular WinZip file utility.
Compressed Archive File
The filename extension used by files made into an archive by the Unix tar program.
An application used to gather multiple files into one usually used with gzip or bz2. Show related articles
Tape archiver, a program (and file format) commonly used on UNIX systems for archiving and transporting large collections of files and/or directories.
Tape address register