Solaris Package Archive -- GNUtar 1.12
Solaris Package Archive
What is it
GNU tar 1.12 is used to create and manipulate tar archives.
An "archive" is a single file which contains the contents of many
files, while still identifying the names of the files, their owner(s),
and so forth. (In addition, archives record access permissions, user
and group, size in bytes, and last modification time. Some archives
also record the file names in each archived directory, as well as other
file and directory information.) You can use GNU tar to "create" a new
archive in a specified directory.
Many sites standardize on GNU tar both for it's greater functionality
and also because it is portable to many different platforms.
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See the main packages README for installation information.