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Name: GNU tar
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This software 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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Version 1.34
     posted by gray, Sat 13 Feb 2021 11:53:17 AM UTC

Version 1.34 of GNU tar is available for download (see the download directory for archives in other formats).  This version fixes the following bugs:

Version 1.33
     posted by gray, Thu 07 Jan 2021 03:05:59 PM UTC

Version 1.33 of GNU tar is available for download.  Summary of changes in this version:

  • POSIX extended format headers do not include PID by default.
  • --delay-directory-restore works for archives with reversed member ordering.
Version 1.32
     posted by gray, Sat 23 Feb 2019 01:15:56 PM UTC

GNU tar version 1.32 is available for download.

New in this release:

  • Fix the use of --checkpoint without explicit --checkpoint-action

  • Fix extraction with the -U option

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  • Fix iconv usage on BSD-based systems

  • Improve the testsuite
Version 1.31
     posted by gray, Wed 02 Jan 2019 07:17:56 PM UTC

Version 1.31 is available for download. New in this release:

  • Fix heap-buffer-overrun with --one-top-level.
  • Support for zstd compression.
  • The -K option interacts properly with member names given in the command line.
  • Fix CVE-2018-20482
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