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List files in tarballs

Terminal - List files in tarballs
find <path> -name "*.tgz" -or -name "*.tar.gz" | while read file; do echo "$file: "; tar -tzf $file; done
2009-11-10 20:39:04
User: polaco
Functions: echo find read tar
-2
List files in tarballs

This script will list all the files in the tarballs present on any folder or subfolder of the provided path. The while loop is for echoing the file name of the tarball before listing the files, so the tarball can be identified

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Terminal - Alternatives
for F in $(find ./ -name "*.tgz") ; do tar -tvzf $F ; done
2009-11-11 00:50:52
User: alchandia
Functions: find tar
Tags: tar
-2

The magic is performed by the parameter -t

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What others think

There is no need to use a while here... use find's -exec or xargs instead.

find blah -exec tar -tzf {} \;

find blah -print0|xargs -0 tar -tzf

Comment by din7 262 weeks and 2 days ago

the while loop is actually for echoing the file name

The version you posted you cant identify in which tarball the file listed is

Comment by polaco 262 weeks and 2 days ago

Command fixed. Didn't notice your echoing the file earlier. No while loop needed.

Comment by din7 262 weeks and 2 days ago

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