Unpack .tgz File On Linux

tar zxvf fileNameHere.tgz
tar command options: -z : Uncompress the resulting archive with gzip command. -x : Extract to disk from the archive. -v : Produce verbose output i.e. show progress and file names while extracting files. -f backup.tgz : Read the archive from the specified file called backup.tgz. -C /tmp/data : Unpack/extract files in /tmp/data instead of the default current directory.

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By: Jonas_E
2014-01-28 10:33:51

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Hmm... the basic use of a common command. That's not quite what commandlinefu's for. Have a look through the most highly-rated commands. Useful but not obvious.
flatcap · 301 weeks and 5 days ago
I always forgot this command somehow...
MarxBro · 301 weeks and 5 days ago

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