CPIO is a compressor that uses ditto BSD utility to compress or extract typically in Unix CPIO. Also it uses the Java Common Compress API to extract. Using the Gzip compressor it creates backup files. It is widely used in several Linux OS.
Tar is an archive type file format that is used in UNIX based Operating Systems. It contains file header. It is a packaging file that can integrate multiple files in uncompressed format. TAR files can be compressed using several compression techniques like GZ, GZIP, Z, 7Z, ZIP and LZO etc.
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