Linux archiving and compression tools
Linux has lot of open source archive tools, the most popular one is tar, as more and more users using Linux on Desktops, graphic interface tools are more and more popular. The following tools in this article are all quite common, and all of them archivers also store additional metadata such as user and group permissions, timestamps, and directory structures. Other features often found in archive managers include support for multiple volumes, encryption, Unicode names, password protection, and integration into the shell.
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