.tgz and .gz question
March 14, 2005 10:01AM
edited January 2014
When creating a file to be downloaded from my website, and compressing it, are files .tgz and .gz exactly the same? i.e. are these interchangeable? Thanks
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March 14, 2005 10:09AM
Usually they are the same, but not always.
Tar (the t in tgz) simply creates an archive of files and was originally used for backing up to tapes.
Gzip actually compresses files or archives.