About Compressed Archive Files
Compressed archives combine multiple files into a single file to make them easier to transport or save on diskspace. Archiving software may also provide options for encryption, file spanning, checksums, self-extraction,
and self-installation. Zip is the most-widely used format, used by the Windows operating system and more recently by OSX as well. RAR is also a very popular and flexible format. Unix uses the tar file format, while Linux uses the tar and gz format.
When selected, the Create Archive window allows you to choose one or more files which will be compressed and combined into a single "archive" file. Acompressed archive
is a useful way of creating backups of data files or preparing collections of files for distribution to othersystems or users.The archive file format used by The Almond Doubler is 100% compatible with the standard UNIX tar archive file format
The Filter button and parameter allows you to enter a directory name or pattern selection to speed the process of selecting the desired directory or file to be compressed The Add and Delete buttons are used to build the list of files to be combined into the compressed archive The desired name of the compressed archive file should be entered into the selection box. Note that the suffix ".tar" will be automatically added to the archive file when it is created When the file list is configured as desired, press the OK button to build the compressed archive file Choosing Cancel will ignore any changes made and close the Compress Archive window.