TAR file format doesn't
feature native data compression, so TAR archives are often compressed
with an external utility like, but not only, GZip
and similar software to reduce archive's size
PeaZip, freeware, both in Windows and Linux systems can open, test and
TAR and compressed TAR files (TGZ, .TAR.GZ, TBZ2 etc...) and can create
TAR files, uncompressed or compressed with any featured compression
format (7Z, BZ2, GZ, LPAQ, PAQ etc...).
See notes below for hints about using PeaZip as extractor to untar TAR
files, as well as to create TAR files; those suggestions apply to all
most common ways TAR archives can be found: TAR, TAR.BZ, TAR.GZ, TBZ2,
TGZ, TZ, etc...
Opening a compressed TAR
file, i.e. a TGZ or TBZ file, PeaZip will show
the underlying TAR archive as content of the compressed file; you can
then doubleclick on the TAR archive in PeaZip to launch another
instance of the program which will browse the actual TAR archive's
content. Otherwise you can simply extract the TAR archive and then open
PeaZip again if you actually need to unpack (untar) it.
To extract TAR files from its compressed form, and to extract files
from TAR archive, you can:
not support encryption, but it is possible to compress the TAR file
with a format supporting encryption such as zip, 7z, arc, pea.
To enter password in PeaZip click in the locker icon in the status bar
(in the file/archive browser) or the locker icon below output address
field in extraction or archiving interfaces, or click Tools > Enter
password / keyfile in main menu, or press F9.
"Keyfile" is optional, leave it blank if you don't want to rely on two
factor authentication - use of keyfile increases security over password
only encryption since also having access to the keyfile will be
required to perform the extraction.
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