Both TAR and JAR are formats to compress content and as such you can repack .tar files to .jar and vice versa. However, to get a proper Java JAR files that can be used for installation purposes, you would have to use some JAVA packing tool instead, which will also add manifests and other needed data.
Convert Unix standard Archive format, Tape Archive to Compressed archive file package for Java classes and data.
We found 3 software records in the database related to .tar to .jar file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert tar to jar on Windows
One of the many available file compression utilities
Convert from tar file format
|Yes, ALZip supports tar file conversion as a source file type.||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Yes, ALZip supports jar file conversion as a target file type.||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned tar to jar. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Freeware file compression tool
Popular open source file archiver with a high compression ratio