Use the Archive (Tar) adapter to create, delete, update, add to, or extract from UNIX tape archive files. The Archive (Tar) adapter supports standard UNIX permissions, user ID attributes, and group ID attributes. This adapter is only for UNIX platforms and z/OS® UNIX Systems Services (USS). To archive files on Windows platforms, use the Archive (Zip) Adapter.

Converting data to ASCII on z/OS

The Archive (Tar) adapter cannot be used to convert your data to ASCII format when you are running your maps on a z/OS operating system on an IBM® z/Architecture® platform. To convert your data to ASCII format, you must use your map, along with the appropriate rules, to perform the conversion.