TGZ file extension - Gzip compressed TAR archive
What is .tgz file?
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The tgz file extension is associated with TAR archive file format, popular on Unix and Linux based operating systems.
Original TAR archives don't use compression, however it can be compressed by other popular Unix compression utilities like Gzip.
The tgz file extension identifies TAR archive compressed by Gzip. Gzip compressed TAR archive can be also identified by taz, gz file extensions.
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Gzip is compression utility popular on Unix and Unix-like operating systems. gzip is short for GNU zip.
TAR (Tape Archiver) file archiver is popular archiving utility on Unix and Unix based operating systems. It is used only to archive more files in to one, but it is not able to compress them. To compress TAR archive are used external compression utilities, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma.
List of software applications associated to the .tgz file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open tgz file, edit tgz file, convert tgz file, view tgz file, play tgz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the tgz files.
- Open tgz file
- Create tgz file
- Extract tgz file
Software that open tgz file - Gzip compressed TAR archive
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