Unpack .tgz File On Linux

tar -axf fileNameHere.tgz
With -a you don't care about file type (bz2, gzip, etc.)

By: toro
2014-02-01 16:14:22

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  • 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.

    tar zxvf fileNameHere.tgz
    Jonas_E · 2014-01-28 10:33:51 4

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