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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 1.28
     posted by gray, Sun 27 Jul 2014 09:19:11 PM UTC - 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 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.

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

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