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Mar 21, 2009


File name extensions follow the period in a file name and indicate the type of information stored in a file. For example, in the file name “picture.jpg”, the file name extension is .jpg, which indicates that the file is a JPG file.

But in this case, the content that want be publish is "File Extension TAR" file. Not to much people now and understand what is the TAR files, how to create that file? But, no need to much time the people (especially that work use computer software) will be know about TAR files.

TAR is a file extension associated with consolidated files Archive TAR is a file extension associated with. Incorrect associations are the cause of many file extension errors. If Windows is unable to open File Extension TAR you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed.

File Extension TAR stands for tape archive and can be used to make a big file filled with many smaller files which can then be easily transported across directories, machines or networks.

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

What that user must to do the first time if found problem with TAR file?

What that must to do the first time to fix File Extension TAR?
Many of the conflicts with
TAR file formats and along with a lot of other file extensions are registry conflicts. Scanning your registry may resolve most of your issues with File Extension TAR.

  • Scan computer for problems
  • Repair conflicts

How To Create TAR File?


command [-options] /location/of/new/file.tar /files/to/archive

Example : tar -cvf /scratch/dojo.tar /scratch/mydir/results/stat/*

Option additional to use in syntax :

  • -v = verbose (tells you everything its doing)
  • -x = extract contents of .tar file
  • -z = compress files (not so useful for minc files)
  • -c = create
  • -f = read to/from the named file (instead of the device /tape)
  • -t = list contents of .tar file
  • -r = append to a .tar file

How to extract file


tar -xf [file name]

Example :

  • tar -xf dojo.tar
  • tar -cf /scratch/dennis.tar subdir/*

How To select files for the tar file using find


tar -cvf ps.tar `find /path/name/here -name '*.ps*' -print` gzip ps.tar

How To move tar file from one location to another

From Outsite
Syntax :

scp /local/path/

From inside
Syntax :

scp /scratch/myfile_20030617.tar

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