GNU Tar 1.22 Description:
GNU Tar program provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. Tar can be used on previously created archives to store additional files, to extract files, or to update or list files which were already stored. Initially, tar archives were used to store files conveniently on magnetic tape. The name "Tar" comes from this use; it stands for tape archiver. Despite the utility's name, Tar can direct its output to available devices, files, or other programs (using pipes), it can even access remote devices or files (as archives).