tar is a command-line program that creates and manipulates archive files. Files with a .tar extension are sometimes called tarballs as they provide a way to combine multiple files into a single binary file.

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Does OSX 10.10.4 support LZMA compression at the individual file level (not tar files)?

From the command line, I would like to compress some database dumps using the LZMA algorithm. And, OSX adds XZ support (written in October of last year), claims " It turns out the XZ support in OS X ...
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How would I find out what version of tar ships with 10.6?

I no longer have my mac but I have a bunch of tar files that I made on 10.6. On debian I couldn't open these with the shipped tar, I had error messages that indicated it was made with an earlier ...