GNU Tar 1.31 Released With Zstd Support
The headlining new feature to Tar 1.31 is its support for Zstd compression with the --zstd switch for dealing with Tar'ed files for listing, extracting, and comparing. Zstandard-compressed archives are recognized automatically and with the -a option, Zstd compression is selected for filenames ending in zst/tzst.
Tar 1.31 also corrects a CVE vulnerability around the sparse option that could end up in an infinite loop. More details on Tar 1.31 via the mailing list announcement.