TAR is the Unix Tape ARchive utility. It can be used to either store data on a streaming tape device like a DAT drive, or store files in what is commonly called a tarball file- somewhat like a pkzip file, only compression is optional.
Object FIX ZIP is a program for repairing Zip archive files. It can reconstruct a specified Zip file by creating a new Zip archive while recovering the contents of the faulty Zip file where possible.
The zip file format is the most popular form of data storage. It is widely used for backup and transfer of information over the internet.
Q. How can I compress a whole directory under Linux / UNIX using a shell prompt?