Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by bombayboy, Feb 25, 2005.
what is a TAR file ? and why do most game downloads coem in them?
its a format of compression, as you say download makes it smaller...
like winzip or winrar etc...
Tar is short for "tape archive" and is a file archive format found on Unix/Linux operating systems. What kind of games are these? It would be surprising to find games for the Windows OS packaged with them.
open them with WinRar
I find this site helpful when I don't know what a file extension is....
File Extension Source
Hey we think alike Zippy :-0
TAR files are generally not compressed; simply added together into a single file. Most programs that will handle .ZIP or other archive formats will also handle .TAR files.
That is from the sight Zippy mentioned above
How can I extract a tar.gz or .tgz file?
Files with extension tar.gz or .tgz are [bold]tar files compressed with gzip[/bold]. On Unix extract them with:
gunzip < file.tar.gz | tar xvf -
gunzip < file.tgz | tar xvf -
Sigh, must stopping bringing my work home with me
WinZip will open them also
Separate names with a comma.