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Linux.com: File Compression Tools for Linux

Sep 13, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shashank Sharma)

"Among the confusion new Linux users often face is the variability among archived and compressed formats used by downloaded applications. 'Should I use the tar.gz file, the zip file, or the tar.bz2 file?' they may wonder. Here's what you need to know about compression formats in order to easily install any application.

"First, consider the distinction between archiving and compression. Archiving means combining a number of files together into one file. The idea is to achieve easier storage and transportation...."

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