How to Merge several TAR files to a single TAR.XZ using C#

In order to merge several archives into one, we’ll use

Aspose.ZIP for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use archive manipulation API for C# platform. Open


package manager, search for Aspose.ZIP and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command

PM> Install-Package Aspose.Zip

Steps to Merge TAR archives to one TAR.XZ via C#

Combine several archives to another single one consist of following steps:

  1. Define full path to archives.
  2. Prepare an empty folder that will be used as intermediate storage.
  3. Using the Archive objects, extract their content to intermediate folder using its ExtractToDirectory method.
  4. Compose destination archive of desired format, supplying intermediate storage as their source.
  5. You will get merged archive having overall content of those archives.

System Requirements

Before running the merger example code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, Mono and COM Interop.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.ZIP for .NET DLL referenced in your project.

Merge two TAR archives to TAR.XZ - C#

     string intermediateStorage = "storage";
            DirectoryInfo stored = Directory.CreateDirectory(intermediateStorage);
            using (TarArchive source1 = new TarArchive("source1.tar"))

            using (TarArchive source2 = new TarArchive("source2.tar"))

            using (TarArchive merged = new TarArchive())
                merged.CreateEntries(stored, false);
                merged.SaveXzCompressed("merged.tar.xz", TarFormat.Gnu);
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    Other Supported Merge archives

    You can also combine TAR into many other file formats including few listed below.

    TAR TO ZIP (Zipped (compressed) Files)
    TAR TO 7ZIP (7zip Archive)
    TAR TO TAR.BZ2 (Burrows–Wheeler Compressor)
    TAR TO CPIO (Copy In, Copy Out Archive)
    TAR TO TAR.GZ (Streaming Deflate Compressor)
    TAR TO TAR.LZ (LZMA Multi-Block Compressed Data)
    TAR TO TAR (Tape Archive)
    TAR TO TAR.XZ (Container for Compressed Streams)
    TAR TO TAR.Z (LZW Compressor)