Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: question on tar vs 7zip storage option

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Munster, Ireland
    Beans
    2,270
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    question on tar vs 7zip storage option

    Hi,
    I read that tar only archives files. Would this be the very same as the 7zip storage option?
    1st Distro used (live CD): Knoppix in early 2007 ¦ 1st Distro Installed: Ubuntu 7.10 in Feb 2008
    GNU/Linux User #470660 – Ubuntu User #28226
    Isaac Asimov: "I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Montréal, QC
    Beans
    98
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: question on tar vs 7zip storage option

    7zip also compresses files, where tar does not. Usually with tar you use gzip (.tar.gz) or bzip2 (.tar.bz2) as well.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •