Re: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?
> [...] the only issue I can see with using "untar" [...]
Untar makes perfect sense to me.
However, where do you draw the line about which tools to use as a verb? It sounds like tar and zip are on the short list. But what about: gz, tgz, bzip2, rar, 7z, XZ, lzma, as well as platform-centric cousins like: cab, jar, apk, xpi, etc? They come and go over the years.
The decompression of compressed files and extraction of archives is usually called, "uncompress," for various platforms.
* Tarballs are untarred.
* Zip files are unzipped.
* Compressed archives are extracted.
Search the interwebz for "uncompress file" to see various documentation examples for various platforms and systems.
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