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Old 24. Sep 2018, 03:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A good explanation here.

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A tar archive file contains uncompressed byte stre-ams of the files which it contains. To achieve archive compression, a variety of compression programs are available, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma, or compress, which compress the entire tar archive. Typically, the compressed form of the archive receives a filename by appending the format-specific compressor suffix to the archive file name. For example, a tar archive archive.tar, is named archive.tar.gz, when it is compressed by gzip.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_...mpressed_files
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