tar

Version:
1.x
Identifier: TL_db5570.8b
Tool

Description


tar - an archiving utility GNU tar is an archiving program designed to store multiple files in a single file (an archive), and to manipulate such archives. The archive can be either a regular file or a device (e.g. a tape drive, hence the name of the program, which stands for tape archiver), which can be located either on the local or on a remote machine.

Subtools

  • tar extract

    -x, --extract, --get Extract files from an archive. Arguments are optional. When given, they specify names of the archive members to be extracted.

  • tar list

    -t, --list List the contents of an archive. Arguments are optional. When given, they specify the names of the members to list.

  • tar update

    -u, --update Append files which are newer than the corresponding copy in the archive. Arguments have the same meaning as with -c and -r options.

  • tar append

    -r, --append Append files to the end of an archive. Arguments have the same meaning as for -c (--create).

  • tar concatenate

    -A, --catenate, --concatenate Append archive to the end of another archive. The arguments are treated as the names of archives to append. All archives

  • tar create

    -c, --create Create a new archive. Arguments supply the names of the files to be archived. Directories are archived recursively, unless the --no-recur

  • tar delete

    --delete Delete from the archive. The arguments supply names of the archive members to be removed. At least one argument must be given. This option do

  • tar diff

    -d, --diff, --compare Find differences between archive and file system. The arguments are optional and specify archive members to compare. If not give

  • tar test-label

    --test-label Test the archive volume label and exit. When used without arguments, it prints the volume label (if any) and exits with status 0. When on

Author(s)

  • John Gilmore
  • Jay Fenlason

Code Repository

  • savannah

    https://savannah.gnu.org/git/?group=tar

Links

  • GNU Tar

    https://www.gnu.org/software/tar/

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