|Uniform Type Identifier (UTI)||com.apple.xar-archive|
(9 December 2009)
|Type of format||archive file format|
|Extended from||XML, gzip|
Xar (short for eXtensible ARchive format) is an open source file archiver and the archiver’s file format. It was created within the OpenDarwin project and is used in Mac OS X 10.5 for software installation routines, as well as browser extensions in Safari 5.0. Xar replaced the use of gzipped pax files.
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