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Creates tar archives

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 Tar, ustar and POSIX (also known as pax interchange format). 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).



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Leaders and contributors

Sergey Poznyakoff Maintainer
Paul Eggert Maintainer
Pavel Raiskup Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/tar
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-tar/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/tar/
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/tar/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-tar/

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 November 2018.


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