A tar file is an archive of files that you typically create on a UNIX or Linux system. The folder and file structure in the archive mirrors the structure of the source files. You can use the tar_teradata_client_packages script on the Teradata Tools and Utilities installation media to create a compressed archive of Teradata Tools and Utilities client packages for a specific platform or operating system from the installation media. You can also compress the tar file. A compressed tar file is like a zip or 7z or rar or cab file on a Windows system.
On a 32-bit Windows system, you can create a tar file for bundling individual UNIX or Linux packages and their dependencies or the entire set of Teradata Tools and Utilities packages for UNIX or Linux. The tar archive can be copied to a network machine and deployed to UNIX or Linux clients through FTP. Use this option if, for example, the target UNIX or Linux clients have a CD drive but not a DVD drive.
You can build the tar file to contain all of the packages for a specified platform, or all the files for a specified package. It also includes all of the required dependencies for the selected packages.