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6.56. Tar-1.14

The Tar package contains an archiving program.

Approximate build time: 0.2 SBU

Required disk space: 10 MB

Tar installation depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Gettext, Glibc, Grep, Make, and Sed

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, 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 and extracts files from archives, also known as tarballs