6.53. Tar-1.16.1

The Tar package contains an archiving program.

Approximate build time: 0.2 SBU
Required disk space: 13.7 MB

6.53.1. Installation of Tar

Prepare Tar for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --bindir=/bin --libexecdir=/usr/sbin

Compile the package:

make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

6.53.2. Contents of Tar

Installed programs: rmt and tar

Short Descriptions

rmt

Remotely manipulates a magnetic tape drive through an interprocess communication connection

tar

Creates, extracts files from, and lists the contents of archives, also known as tarballs