How to convert TAR to TGZ?
You can convert TAR files to TGZ format in several ways. The most proven option is to download dedicated software that allows you to convert between the TAR and TGZ formats. At the bottom you will find a list of software programs that support TAR and TGZ files and can also save them in new file formats.
TAR File Type
Tar is a file compression program, typically used for backup and archiving purposes. It is the default format for GNU tar and derivatives such as pax, which means that you can combine multiple files into a single file using the command: tar cvfz archive.tar . The TAR file extension stands for "TAR Files." TAR files are used to compress collections of files into a single zip-like archive.
|Full Name||Consolidated Unix Format Archive|
TGZ File Type
TGZ is a gzipped tar file that is compressed using the GNU zip program. This file extension can be opened by extracting the contents of it or using programs like 7-Zip, WinRAR, and WinZip. The TGZ file extension contains a tarball (compressed archive) of multiple files and directories in an OS-independent format. The use of this file format means that TGZ files are compatible with all OS's because they only contain archived data. Further it allows for better compression than other formats because it does not include any metadata which reduces the size of the data to be compressed.
|Full Name||Gzipped Tar Format|
Software, that convert TAR files
The list contains a list of dedicated software for converting TAR and TGZ files. The list may also include programs that support TAR files and allow you to save them with different file extensions.
TAR to TGZ Converters