TAR file extension - Unix standard Archive format, Tape Archive
What is tar file? How to open tar files?
File type specification:
The tar file extension is commonly used for Unix standard archive file format.
A tar file contains multiple files stored as one archive created with the Unix tar program. These files are not automatically compressed, so they are often compressed with Gnu Zip (which creates a gz file).
A filename that ends in "tar.gz" is a TAR archive that has been compressed with Gnu Zip compression; sometimes the shortened tgz extension is used as well.
The default software associated to tar file type:
A popular archiving utility on Unix and Unix based operating systems, TAR (Tape Archiver) is used only to archive more files in to one, but it is not able to compress them. For compression of TAR archives, external compression utilities need to be used, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma.
List of software applications associated to the .tar file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open tar file, edit tar file, convert tar file, view tar file, play tar file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open tar file
- Edit tar file
- Convert tar file
- Create tar file
- Extract tar file
- Recover tar file
Software that open tar file - Unix standard Archive format, Tape Archive
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