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.TAR File Extension

File TypeConsolidated Unix File Archive

DeveloperJean-loup Gailly
Popularity
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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.

What is a TAR file?

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.

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Updated 3/10/2016

About TAR Files

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