.tar

File Type Consolidated Unix File Archive IconConsolidated Unix File Archive
File Format Standard (developed by Jean-loup Gailly)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Contains multiple files stored as one archive; created with the Unix tar program; TAR 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.

Open With
Windows

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows

IconCorel WinZip

IconRARLAB WinRAR

macOS

IconApple Archive Utility

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

Unix

IconGNU Tar

Updated August 20, 2008
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