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====**tar**====
file archiving
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~-[[software]] package ##tar##
~~-[[http://www.smokey01.com/coolpup smokey01.com]]
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~-verify the installed version via the command-line interface: %%tar --version%%
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~-dependencies: ##+[[bzip2]],+[[gettext]],+[[gnutls]],+[[grep]]##
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~-filename extension: //.tar//
~-internet media type: //application/x-tar//
~-container types: //gzip, bzip2, lzip, lzma, xz, lzop, compress//
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~-listing (viewing) the contents of a //.txz// or //.tar.xz// file without extracting: %%tar tf archivename.tar.xz%%
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~-extracting tar archives (tarballs): %%tar xfv file.EXTENSION%% (tar will, by default, extract the file according to its extension)
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~-creating a tar archive (tarball) without compression: %%tar cfv archivename.tar [dir...]%%
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~-creating a tar archive (tarball) with [[xz]] compression: %%tar cfJv archivename.txz [dir...]%%
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~-creating a software package tar archive (tarball) with [[xz]] compression: %% cd packagename%% %%tar cfJv ../packagename.txz *%%
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~-http://www.gnu.org/software/tar
~-ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/
~-http://www.t2-project.org/packages/tar.html
~-http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tar
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