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Extract tar.gz in a single command

Terminal - Extract tar.gz in a single command
gunzip < foo.tar.gz | tar xvf -
2009-05-19 11:33:02
User: sharfah
Functions: gunzip tar
Extract tar.gz in a single command


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Terminal - Alternatives

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Similarly to the creation command, if you have a recent version of tar you should be able to use:

tar zxvf foo.tar.gz
Comment by zzamboni 457 weeks and 1 day ago

Or gunzip -c foo.tar.gz | tar xvf - if you insist

Comment by CharlieInCO 457 weeks and 1 day ago

What about using

zcat foo.tar.gz | tar x


Comment by penpen 457 weeks and 1 day ago

Very usefull on old Unix systems with no GNU tar (Solaris, HPUX, AIX, etc) +1

Comment by Kaio 364 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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