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Unzip and untar a *.tar.gz file in one go to a specific directory

Terminal - Unzip and untar a *.tar.gz file in one go to a specific directory
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz -C /tmp
2010-11-17 14:26:14
User: rdc
Functions: tar
Unzip and untar a *.tar.gz file in one go to a specific directory

A *.tar.gz file needs to be unzipped & then untarred. Previously I might have unzipped first with

gunzip -d file.tar.gz

and then untarred the result with

tar -xvf file.tar

(Options are extract, verbose, file)

Using the -z (decompress) option on tar avoids the use of gzip (or gunzip) first.

Additionally the -C option will specify the directory to extract to.


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Terminal - Alternatives

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Modern versions of tar don't need -z to decompress, they figure it out for themselves:

tar xfv stuff.tar.gz tar xfv other.tar.bz2
Comment by flatcap 254 weeks and 3 days ago

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