Tar for Windows

Tar: archiver tool




The GNU Tar program provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use tar on previously created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to update or list files which were already stored.

The Win32 port can only create tar archives, but cannot pipe its output to other programs such as gzip or compress, and will not create tar.gz archives; you will have to use or simulate a batch pipe. BsdTar does have the ability to direcly create and manipulate .tar, .tar.gz, tar.bz2, .zip, .gz and .bz2 archives, understands the most-used options of GNU Tar, and is also much faster; for most purposes it is to be preferred to GNU Tar.




If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Binaries Setup  1331695 3 October 2003  4a9d65578514874716c694f945066e94
• Documentation Setup  1939680 3 October 2003  4f7649c93de99edf7a8e4050942b571b
• Sources Setup  1845452 3 October 2003  6694a05874f7627049c621da0f52409f
• Binaries Zip  309893 3 October 2003  a92857ec82db569f0a8fa5370642dc69
• Dependencies Zip  697622 3 October 2003  2606b30c140eb1d1ea15612150eb2e6b
• Documentation Zip  1721718 3 October 2003  eb395517dc5b954474fd25cbef6a9621
• Sources Zip  1657654 3 October 2003  17a75c9c46e8eeb9747fb98c8dc60a32

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.

You can monitor new releases of the port of this package.

Installation, Usage and Help

General Installation Instructions

GnuWin32 Help (feature requests, bugs, etc)


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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