Is "untar" an acceptable verb?

Subject: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?
From: Jeff Scattini <jeff -dot- scattini -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:07:10 -0700

Hi all,

I started a new contract a little while ago, and the software in question
can be delivered by TAR (.tgz) files.

Is the term "untar" acceptable the same way you can "unzip" a collection of
files? A quick search in Google seems to suggest that it is acceptable, but
I wanted to throw the question to a TARgeted (sorry) audience of techwr-lrs.

Thanks,
Jeff Scattini

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