.TGZ File Extension

A .TGZ file is a Gzipped Tar File, created by N/A.

Open with tar. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .TGZ file?

A .TGZ file is a special type of file that is often used on computers that run Unix or Linux operating systems. It's like a box that contains other files and folders, but to make the box smaller and easier to carry, it's been squished (compressed) using a tool called Gnu Zip, or GZIP for short. This makes it easier to share or store because it takes up less space. The name ".TGZ" is just a shorter way of saying ".TAR.GZ", which shows that it's a TAR file (a collection of files) that has been squished with GZIP.

To open a .TGZ file and get to the files inside, you can use various programs depending on what kind of computer or device you have. Here are some options: - On Unix or Linux systems, you can use commands like `tar` or `gunzip` right in the terminal. A simple command to open and get everything out of a .TGZ file is `tar -xzvf filename.tgz`. - If you're using a Windows computer, programs like File Viewer Plus, WinRAR, WinZip, or 7-Zip can help you open .TGZ files. - On a Mac, you can use the built-in Apple Archive Utility, or other programs like Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac 16 or Incredible Bee Archiver. - If you're on an Android device, apps like File Viewer for Android or ZDevs ZArchiver can open .TGZ files.

It's interesting to note that .TGZ files are not just for storing files; they are also used to package software that you can install on Linux computers. So, when you see a .TGZ file, it might contain a bunch of files to look at, or it might be a program you can install on your computer.


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