6.45. Tar-1.16

The Tar package contains an archiving program.

6.45.1. Installation of Tar

Prepare Tar for compilation:

./configure --build=${CLFS_HOST} --host=${CLFS_TARGET} \
    --prefix=/usr --bindir=/bin --libexecdir=/usr/sbin

Compile the package:


Install the package:

make DESTDIR=${CLFS} install

6.45.2. Contents of Tar

Installed programs: rmt and tar

Short Descriptions


Remotely manipulates a magnetic tape drive through an interprocess communication connection


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