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How to Use Tar

Tar files (short for tape archive files) are created by using the tar command of the Linux operating system. This will convert a number of specific files into an archive. Once an archive is created using tar, the individual files are contained within it, as well as the necessary information to restore the files to their original form by way of an extraction program. Archives are a convenient means for storing files and programs as they are much easier to work with than a bunch of individual files.