What Are TAR, GZ, and BZ2?

What kind of files have .tar, .gz, and .bz2 extensions?

If you’re someone who loves downloading software from the internet, you will most likely have encountered files with .tgz, .tar.gz, or even .tar.bz2. Still wondering what those files are? Well, read on and you will learn more about them.

What are TAR, GZ, and BZ2 anyway?

TAR is short for Tape Archive. It’s a common file format to use in the Unix/Linux world when you need to package source codes.… Read the rest