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Revision as of 10:15, 12 April 2011

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GNU tar

https://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
GNU tar is an archiver that creates and handles file archives in various formats. You can use tar to create file archives, to extract files from previously created archives, store additional files, or update or list files which were already stored. The program saves many files together into a single tape or disk archive, and can restore individual files from the archive. It includes multivolume support, the ability to archive sparse files, automatic archive compression/decompression, remote archives and special features that allow 'tar' to be used for incremental and full backups. The supported archive formats are: V7 tar, GNU, ustar and POSIX (also known as pax interchange format). GNU tar can also read and extract 'star' archives. Tar can direct its output to available devices, files, or other programs (using pipes); tar can even access remote devices or files (as archives).

Documentation

* online manual

Related Projects

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:tar

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins10 March 2010
GPLv2Kelly Hopkins10 March 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email eggert@CS.UCLA.EDU" Paul Eggert Maintainer
"Email gray@gnu.org.ua" Sergey Poznyakoff Maintainer
"Email jbailey@nisa.net" Jeff Bailey Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking Bug Tracking Subscribe http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-tar
Support Mailing List Info/Archive http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-tar
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 November 2013.



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