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Old 23. Sep 2018, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default TAR or ZIP ???

Which download is best and which is safest, TAR or ZIP ?

I have always went for ZIP as I know what a ZipFile is and how to use it.

I have no idea what TAR is, but have read recommendations that it is the way to go; these recommendations did not come with any further explanation as to the whats and whys.

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
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Old 23. Sep 2018, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In a nutshell... TAR files are uncompressed archives.

Read more over here.
https://www.lifewire.com/tar-file-2622386
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I didn't know tar was uncompressed archive. I thought it was the compressed archive type that was prefered on linux and zip was the one that Windows used.
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In a nutshell... TAR files are uncompressed archives.

Read more over here.
https://www.lifewire.com/tar-file-2622386

Thanks ! A lot of information there.

Now that I better understand what they are, I may just practice creating some TAR files to get a better grasp of them.

If I understand what I read, a TAR file could contain some jpegs, some TIFFs, some PDFs, and some mpegs, all in a single "file"
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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.
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Read the word "stre-ams" as without the dash, as the original word has been denied here.
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A good explanation here.

Thanks! It appears we were both typing at the same time.
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Read the word "stre-ams" as without the dash, as the original word has been denied here.
That is peculiar; I wonder why.

I just tried "Canada has trout stre - ams" and it kicked that out as well.
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