RE: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?

Subject: RE: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?
From: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- bell -dot- net>, "jeff -dot- scattini -at- gmail -dot- com" <jeff -dot- scattini -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:29:46 +0000

(Full disclosure: I work for the folks that make the original ZIP utility. And yes, I HAVE to make that all caps.)

I don't disagree with Jeff -- if the audience is a bunch of UNIX/Linux geeks.

If your users are not in that crowd, I'd use the more generic "extract."

Mike


Mike McCallister
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-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+mike -dot- mccallister=pkware -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+mike -dot- mccallister=pkware -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Peter Sturgeon
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:12 PM
To: jeff -dot- scattini -at- gmail -dot- com; techwrl
Subject: RE: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?


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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References:
Is "untar" an acceptable verb?: From: Jeff Scattini
RE: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?: From: Peter Sturgeon

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