Extract tarball from internet without local saving

wget -qO - "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zxvf -

By: jianingy
2009-02-08 12:22:54

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curl http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz | tar zxvf -
rae · 657 weeks and 2 days ago
Wow, adding quotes like parent to avoid buggy cmd-line-fu: curl "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zxvf -
rae · 657 weeks and 2 days ago
Well okay then. curl $tarball-url | tar zxvf -
rae · 657 weeks and 2 days ago
If you dont need verbosity, the following is enough (removed stuff from the tar command arguments): wget -qO - "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zx And if you want to still view the download progress: wget -O - -o /dev/stderr "http://www.tarball.com/tarball.gz" | tar zx
chievous · 647 weeks and 5 days ago
Howto for bzip2 file ? wget -qO - " tar wont wait till wget is done .
hemanth · 636 weeks ago
Wonder if it's worthwhile tee'ing the tarball to md5sum?
realist · 631 weeks and 3 days ago
-f - is redundant. tar reads from stdin by default.
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