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Tar is a GNU Exit Disclaimer logo application used to create archive files. Tar is the TCGA standard for archiving a collection of files and can be downloaded. Exit Disclaimer logo

Tar is used in combination with gzip to archive and compress TCGA files.

The Mac tar command

The native _tar_ command on Macintosh computers produces invalid archives. Users who are creating archives on a Mac must use the *_gnutar_* command instead.

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