6.56. Tar-1.22

The Tar package contains an archiving program.

Approximate build time: 1.9 SBU testsuite included
Required disk space: 21.2 MB

6.56.1. Installation of Tar

Prepare Tar for compilation:

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

Compile the package:


To test the results (about 1 SBU), issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

6.56.2. 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