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Untar is a wrapper application for Mac OS X which can uncompress and extract files from .7z, .tar, .tar.gz, .tgz, .tar.z, .z, .gz, .svgz .Z, .tar.Z, .taz, .tar.bz, .tar.bz2, .tbz, .tbz2, .bz, .bz2, .rar, and .zip file formats. Source code is included, available under the GNU Public License.


Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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bbw7 Member IconComment+313

From the Edenwaith link:

As of February 2009, Edenwaith will no longer actively develop Untar. In our efforts to focus on current and future projects, Untar has been discontinued. We recommend that users switch to Untar's sister application GUI Tar, which provides all of Untar's capabilities with the addition of being able to compress and archive files. Since Untar is released under the GNU Public License, its source code will still be freely available for others to use.

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Version 1.3.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

I dropped a 6.5 MB .tar file onto Untar, and nothing happened. Sigh.

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Version 1.3
frank Member IconComment+0

Thanks a million! This is VERY handy when downloading server backups during a migration from one host to another.

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Version 1.2.1
Axel Member IconComment+0

Faster is one thing - additional it´s a real peace of software because i´ve just unpacked a 3,5GB .tgz without any error!
Stuffit Expander 5.5/Os 9 couldn´t and the
OS X - version did with errors.
So - if you need to have professional tools to archive/pack and unpack take
FreeTar and Untar. Both free of course.

Much thanks to the Authors - great!!

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Indeed faster than Aladdin's StuffIt Expander.

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 19,323
Version Downloads 7,050
License Free
Date 26 Feb 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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