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File TypeConsolidated Unix File Archive

DeveloperJean-loup Gailly
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CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Tar archive created by tar, a Unix-based utility used to package files together; contains multiple files stored in an uncompressed format; commonly compressed into a .GZ file using GNU Zip compression.

More Information

NOTE: A filename with the ".tar.gz" multiple extension is a TAR archive that has been compressed with GNU Zip compression. These "tarballs" can also be seen with the .TGZ extension.

Program(s) that open .TAR files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
Corel WinZip 18.5
PeaZip
Acubix PicoZip
E-merge WinAce
ESTSoft AlZip
7-Zip
Zipeg
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
GNU Tar
Zipeg
Linux LogoLinux
GNU Tar
Updated 5/16/2014