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|English to French translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: tars|
Context: "This job tars and compresses usage files"
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|ce processus compresse et archive les fichiers usage|
"tars" tout comme "zip" peut correspondre au format de compression et d'archivage. le lecteur peut comprendre que le fichier est compresse au format .tars habituellement si on est en envirronement Unix.
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tar -tape archive
The link below sould help to formulate:
tar, short for tape archive, is a utility originally written to facilitate writing and retrieving a large number of files and directories to and from a magnetic tape. But it also has another major usage. tar can create a single file which contains the files and directories which are supplied to the command. In other words, tar can create a single file which contains all of the information and formatting of whatever files and directories that are listed at the end of the tar command. Why would anyone want to do this? The primary reason is because tar makes the compression and file transfer of a large number of files much easier to handle. For example, if you had wanted to compress some of your old files on your account, it would be easier to tar them into a single file and do a single compress rather than having to compress each individual file. Not only that, compress doesn't work on a directory, so if all of your old files were in a directory called src.old, you could just simply tar that directory (which includes all of its files and subdirectories). Then you may compress the newly created tar file. One last note before we get into how tar actually works--tar doesn't change the original files. When you tar a list of files, it leaves the originals untouched
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