Extract tar.gz in a single command

gunzip < foo.tar.gz | tar xvf -

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By: sharfah
2009-05-19 11:33:02

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What Others Think

Similarly to the creation command, if you have a recent version of tar you should be able to use: tar zxvf foo.tar.gz
zzamboni · 474 weeks ago
Or gunzip -c foo.tar.gz | tar xvf - if you insist
CharlieInCO · 474 weeks ago
What about using zcat foo.tar.gz | tar x instead?
penpen · 474 weeks ago
Very usefull on old Unix systems with no GNU tar (Solaris, HPUX, AIX, etc) +1
Kaio · 381 weeks and 6 days ago

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