As powerful as tar(1) is …Readin the
tar(1)man page (because you, as I do, sometimes re-read man pages, right?) I found that the BSD version, in particular the FreeBSD version, of
tar(1)does support a lot more file layouts.
tar(1)supports the following compressed formats:
while the FreeBSD version supports also:
but here is more than just compression. BSD
tar(1)also provides native support for
iso9660(disk images) and encryption!
tar(1)is shipped with the base system, seems FreeBSD has access to a lot more archive formats than regular GNU distributions.