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Extract tarball from internet without local saving

Terminal - Extract tarball from internet without local saving
wget -qO - "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zxvf -
2009-02-08 12:22:54
User: jianingy
Functions: tar wget
68
Extract tarball from internet without local saving

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
wget -qO - http://example.com/path/to/blah.tar.gz | tar xzf -
curl http://example.com/a.gz | tar xz
wget -O - http://example.com/a.gz | tar xz
2009-12-20 02:38:12
User: pornel
Functions: tar wget
4

Use `tar xj` for bzip2 archives.

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What others think

curl http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz | tar zxvf -
Comment by rae 407 weeks and 1 day ago

Wow, adding quotes like parent to avoid buggy cmd-line-fu:

curl "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zxvf -
Comment by rae 407 weeks and 1 day ago

Well okay then.

curl $tarball-url | tar zxvf -
Comment by rae 407 weeks and 1 day ago

If you dont need verbosity, the following is enough (removed stuff from the tar command arguments):

wget -qO - "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zx

And if you want to still view the download progress:

wget -O - -o /dev/stderr "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zx
Comment by chievous 397 weeks and 4 days ago

Howto for bzip2 file ?

wget -qO - "

tar wont wait till wget is done .

Comment by hemanth 385 weeks and 6 days ago

Wonder if it's worthwhile tee'ing the tarball to md5sum?

Comment by realist 381 weeks and 3 days ago

-f - is redundant. tar reads from stdin by default.

Comment by pornel 363 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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