Compress or decompress tar.xz on Linux Mint

xz is a loss-less compression format similar to lzma. When you come across tar.xz files either use the -J option for decompression or no option at all (tar is clever enought to spot the compression type).

Compress to tar.xz

Uncompress tar.xz

 

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