TGZ file extension - Gzip compressed TAR archive
What is tgz file? How to open tgz files?
File type specification:
File extension tgz is most likely best known for its use for one of the variant of common compressed archive formats on Unix/Linux operating systems - TAR archive format.
Original TAR archives featured no compression, but this changed with the advent of compression formats, such as Gzip.
A .tgz file is basically a TAR archive that has been further compressed by Gzip.
The default software associated to tgz file type:
Company or developer:
Gzip is compression utility popular on Unix and Unix-like operating systems. gzip is short for GNU zip.
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 .tgz file extension
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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).
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- Open tgz file
- Create tgz file
- Extract tgz file
Software that open tgz file - Gzip compressed TAR archive
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