RE: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?

Subject: RE: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?
From: Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- bell -dot- net>
To: <jeff -dot- scattini -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:12:18 -0400


Acceptable to whom? Have used that word on Unix and Linux for many, many years without any pangs of doubt.


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