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Which tar file format should I use?

tar can create the archive in different formats. GNU tar, ustar, pax, v7. What would be the best for long time archiving? Is there significant differencies in these formats? I would use the best ...
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Which archive/compression format?

Zip, Rar, 7z, Gzip, BZip2, Tar etc. I'm hearing 7z is the flavor of the month, why? Is it best for all situations or are there better choices for specific situations. Or maybe the actual file ...