You have probably noticed .zip, but don’t know much about the .tar file. If so, then you are in the right place to learn about how you use tar and zip. We will look at the differences, how to compress and uncompress and see when to use which.
Zip is common for a Windows user, but on Linux OS, you’ll find .tar format more common. The .tar and .tar.gz format are quite common on Unix and Linux based systems. In this post, we’ll talk about .zip and .tar format and their differences.