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file archiving

Source code distribution:

Binary code distribution:
Verify the installed version via the command-line interface:
tar --version

Dependencies: +bzip2,+gettext,+gnutls,+grep

Extracting tar archives (tarballs):
tar xfv file.EXTENSION
(tar will, by default, extract the file according to its extension)

Creating a tar archive (tarball) without compression:
tar cfv archivename.tar [dir...]

Creating a tar archive (tarball) with xz compression:
tar cfJv archivename.txz [dir...]

To list (view) the contents of a .txz or .tar.xz file without extracting:
tar tf archivename.tar.xz

Filename extension: .tar
Internet media type: application/x-tar
Container types: gzip, bzip2, lzip, lzma, xz, lzop, compress

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