.TAR.LZMA File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .TAR.LZMA extension:

LZMA Compressed Tarball

LZMA Compressed Tarball

"Tarball" (.TAR file) compressed with .LZMA (Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain Algorithm) compression, and thus uses the compound file extension ".tar.lzma;" often used for distributing linux software packages.

TAR.LZMA files can be unpacked by first decompressing the file and then extracting files from the resulting tarball. This two-step process is commonly handled in one step by several file decompression utilities. For example, you can extract the file contents with the Unix program tar (assuming lzma is installed) by using this command:

tar --lzma -xvpf file.tar.lzma

Software's name License Platforms
7-Zip 7-Zip Open Source LinuxWindows
ConeXware PowerArchiver ConeXware PowerArchiver Commercial Windows
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
GNU Tar with lzma installed GNU Tar with lzma installed Free Linux
p7zip p7zip Free LinuxMac
Sixty Five 7zX Sixty Five 7zX Free Mac
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Commercial Windows
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Commercial Mac

Updated: December 27, 2015

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