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tarArchives are Named
tar archives are given names ending with
`.tar'. This is not necessary for
tar to operate properly,
but this manual follows that convention in order to accustom readers to
it and to make examples more clear.
Often, people refer to
tar archives as "
tar files," and
archive members as "files" or "entries". For people familiar with
the operation of
tar, this causes no difficulty. However, in
this manual, we consistently refer to "archives" and "archive
members" to make learning to use
tar easier for novice users.
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