A TGZ file is a TAR Archive file that has been compressed using Gnu Zip (gzip) software. Commonly used on UNIX and Linux systems, TAR archives bundle a collection of files into a single file for easier distribution or backup. Once the TAR archive is created, gzip software is used to compress it to save hard disk space or reduce bandwidth requirements when sending by email or uploading/downloading these files online. The result of this process is a .TGZ file. If you need to know how to unzip tgz files, then read on to find out.
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