Parent Category: System tools
Category: tar-gui
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tar GUI is a user interface for the command line tool tar.

I wrote this program because I have some times problems with tar files to open with the Expander.


The structure of the program is based on the haiku Expander. I like this program due to its simplicity. 


To add files to the program use the Source button or Drag and Drop to the program. All files are listed into the source list.

You can enter at Target the output folder.

Use the buttons tar and untar to compressed or decompressed a specified tar archive.


If you want to list all entries of a tar archive, select a archive in the source list and activate the check box contents.

If you do a double click on one of the entries of a tar archive, this file will be decompressed.


Then you activate the check box all files, all files of the source list will be compressed or decompressed.


 To enter the preferences use the File menu and then the option Preferences.

  All settings are as they were changed, effective immediately.


Documentation by Christian Albrecht (Lelldorin) September 2013
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