10.59. Tar-1.26

The Tar package contains an archiving program.

10.59.1. Installation of Tar

The following patch adds a man page for tar:

patch -Np1 -i ../tar-1.26-man-1.patch

Prepare Tar for compilation:

FORCE_UNSAFE_CONFIGURE=1 ./configure --prefix=/usr \
    --bindir=/bin --libexecdir=/usr/sbin

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

10.59.2. Contents of Tar

Installed programs: rmt and tar

Short Descriptions


Remotely manipulates a magnetic tape drive through an interprocess communication connection


Creates, extracts files from, and lists the contents of archives, also known as tarballs