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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 22 Jun 2003 12:50:46 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

 

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Tar 1.27.1
     posted by gray, Sun 17 Nov 2013 05:26:11 PM UTC - 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 20 Oct 2013 12:33:10 AM UTC - 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

Tar 1.26
     posted by gray, Sat 12 Mar 2011 11:20:41 AM UTC - 0 replies

Tar 1.26 is available for download. Changes in this release:

  • Fix the --verify option, which broke in version 1.24.
  • Fix storing long sparse file names in PAX archives.
  • Fix correctness of --atime-preserve=replace
  • Work around POSIX incompatibilities on FreeBSD, NetBSD and Tru64
  • Fix bug with --one-file-system --listed-incremental
Tar 1.25
     posted by gray, Sun 07 Nov 2010 04:42:29 PM UTC - 0 replies

Tar 1.25 is available for download. This is mainly a bug-fix release addressing the bugs found in the previous version 1.24:

  • Fix extraction of empty directories with the -C option in effect.
  • Fix extraction of device nodes.
  • Make sure name matching occurs before eventual name transformation. ...

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