it's ugly, but it works

This is a MacOS port of "tar" (tape archive), a common file-packing format used on Unix machines. This program reads and writes tar format archives. It has been tested against tar running on A/UX (3.0), 4.3 BSD and the GNU tar program (POSIX compatible). Floppies and tapes can be exchanged with other systems (on Unix, use raw devices).

The tar archive manipulation code is based on John Gilmore's public domain tar program. The Mac port was done originally by Craig Ruff, and is now maintained by Joe Strout.

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The latest version is 4.2.1 , and may be downloaded from:

(PowerPC users should use the first link, 68k users the second.)

Also see the Release Notes.

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