.tgz

File Type Gzipped Tar File IconGzipped Tar File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

A TGZ file is a compressed archive format, commonly found on Unix-based systems. It is archived in the .TAR format and compressed as a .GZIP file. Therefore, the ".tgz" extension is short for ".tar.gz."

Software installers for Slackware Linux are often saved as TGZ files. These packages can be installed using the pkgtool included with the Slackware operating system.

Open With
Windows

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows

IconRARLAB WinRAR

IconCorel WinZip

macOS

IconApple Archive Utility

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

Unix

Icontar

Icongunzip

Iconpkgtool

Updated September 17, 2009
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