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.TAR.GZ File Extension

File TypeCompressed Tarball File

DeveloperThe GNU Project
3.1 (30 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files

What is a TAR.GZ file?

A TAR.GZ file is a TAR archive compressed with the standard GNU zip (gzip) compression algorithm. It contains one or more compressed files and is commonly used on Unix operating systems to package files, programs, and installers.

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NOTE: TAR.GZ files must first be decompressed and then expanded using a TAR utility. They include both .TAR and .GZ file types.

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Programs that open TAR.GZ files
Updated 5/24/2016

About TAR.GZ Files

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