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Convert .tar file to .zip file.

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

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extracting files from the tar and creating a zip file?

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[quote name='rtano' date='Nov 16 2004, 03:50']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.

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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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[quote name='BlinkCarRacer' date='Nov 16 2004, 03:56']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. :)

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

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[quote name='finalcut' date='Nov 16 2004, 03:59']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

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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:

Nigel

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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.

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