List contents of tar archive within a compressed 7zip archive

7z x -so testfile.tar.7z | tar tvf -
Sometimes it is handy to be able to list contents of a tar file within a compressed archive, such as 7Zip in this instance, without having to extract the archive first. This is especially helpful when dealing with larger sized files.

By: slashdot
2009-07-15 21:00:58

What Others Think

In recent versions, tar supports LZMA (of which 7z and xz are implementations) so you could also say (tar >=1.20) tar --lzma -tvf testfile.tar.lzma in this case the dash is required preceding the tvf options.
bwoodacre · 676 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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