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This project is part of the GNU Project.

GNU Tar is an archiver program. It is used to create and manipulate files that are actually collections of many other files; the program provides users with an organized and systematic method of controlling a large amount of data.

Despite its name, that is an acronym of "tape archiver", GNU Tar is able to direct its output to any available devices, files or other programs, it may as well access remote devices or files.

The main areas of usage for GNU Tar are: storage, backup and transportation.

Registration Date: Sun Jun 22 00:50:46 2003
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

 

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tar 1.29
     posted by gray, Mon May 16 19:20:04 2016 - 0 replies

GNU tar version 1.29 is available for download.

New in this release:

New options: --verbatim-files-from, --no-verbatim-files-from

The --verbatim-files-from option instructs tar to treat each line read from a file list as a file name, even if it starts with a dash. ...


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tar 1.28
     posted by gray, Sun Jul 27 21:19:11 2014 - 0 replies

GNU tar version 1.28 is available for download.

New in this release:

New checkpoint action: totals

The --checkpoint-action=totals option instructs tar to output the total number of bytes transferred at each checkpoint. ...


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Tar 1.27.1
     posted by gray, Sun Nov 17 17:26:11 2013 - 0 replies

Tar 1.27.1 is available for download. This release fixes some bugs found so far in version 1.27, namely:

  • Fix unquoting of file names obtained via the -T option.
  • Fix GNU long link header timestamp (backward compatibility).
  • Fix extracting sparse members from star archives.
Tar 1.27
     posted by eggert, Sun Oct 20 00:33:10 2013 - 0 replies

Tar 1.27 was made available for download on 2013-10-05. For information about what's new in this release, please see the NEWS file.

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git/plain/NEWS?id=release_1_27


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