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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20 years of coding and working as software engineer but I am still eager to learn more. I am very passionate when it comes to open source, Linux and Java. But I made my peace with Windows long ago to fully enjoy my PC gaming hobby. I have a soft spot for 90s electronic music and Babylon 5. In the evenings you will find me roaming the endless space in Warframe (IGN k05h).