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#1 zooo

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:48



I'd love to know how to convert .tar files to .zip files.Can anyone help?


#2 rtano

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:50

extracting files from the tar and creating a zip file?

#3 OP zooo

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:55

extracting files from the tar and creating a zip file?

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I know how to create a zip file but the problem is how to extract .tar file.

#4 Got3n™

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:55

winrar

#5 BlinkCarRacer

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:56

Yeh that's what I was thinking rtano. Perhaps google could help if you don't want to do it that way.

#6 OP zooo

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:59

Yeh that's what I was thinking rtano. Perhaps google could help if you don't want to do it that way.

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Alright,thanks. :)

#7 vetPink Floyd

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:59

Powerarchiver can easily convert tar to zip on the fly without having to extract the files to your HD

#8 OP zooo

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 12:07

Powerarchiver can easily convert tar to zip on the fly without having to extract the files to your HD

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That's more like it.Thanks. :D

#9 noxcuse

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 12:45

I think:

.tar -> archive format
.zip -> compressed format

that's why people often use : <filename>.tar.gz/bz/zip => compressed the archiver. So :) why don't we just zip the .tar rather than untar -> zipped :)

I am not sure about that. Correct me if I'm wrong. :shifty:

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#10 +Vykranth

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 14:37

Indeed, Tar is a DAT tape format where all files are glued together and not compressed. After that, the tar file is usually compress'd, gzip' or bzip'd.
Zipping the tar file saves space but that makes two extraction: the zip then the tar to get the actual files.