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Projects in category archive: Archivation Software

This category gathers projects related to file archivation, i.e. creation and handling of files keeping a collection of files along with their metadata.

cpio
Home: http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio/
Repo: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/cpio.git
Categories: Archivation Software, Official GNU Software, System Programs
See also: paxutils, tar

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe. GNU cpio supports a wide variety of archive formats.

paxutils
Home: http://www.gnu.org/software/paxutils/
Repo: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/paxutils.git
Categories: Archivation Software, Official GNU Software, Library
See also: cpio, tar

Paxutils is intended to provide a set of archiver programs. It will include tar and cpio utilities and will provide POSIX pax program.

Presently it hosts the codebase shared between tar and cpio

tar
Home: http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
Repo: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git
Categories: Archivation Software, Official GNU Software, System Programs
See also: cpio, paxutils

GNU Tar is an archiver program. It is used to create and manipulate files that are actually collections of many other files; the program provides users with an organized and systematic method of controlling a large amount of data.

The program provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use Tar on previously created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to update or list files which were already stored.