In Unix, tar command is useful as it can combine several files into a single uncompressed file. Tar command, also called tape archiving, can bundle several files together and can create an archive folder and this is one of the primary uses of this command. With the help of this command, the individual files in a directory can be unpacked and extracted from the archive file. Not only that, but the command is useful to extract specific files from the archive. For Linux based operating systems, the command is used generally as it plays an important role in storage and distribution.