List files in tarballs

find <path> -name "*.tgz" -or -name "*.tar.gz" | while read file; do echo "$file: "; tar -tzf $file; done
This script will list all the files in the tarballs present on any folder or subfolder of the provided path. The while loop is for echoing the file name of the tarball before listing the files, so the tarball can be identified

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By: polaco
2009-11-10 20:39:04

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    for F in $(find ./ -name "*.tgz") ; do tar -tvzf $F ; done
    alchandia · 2009-11-11 00:50:52 0

What Others Think

There is no need to use a while here... use find's -exec or xargs instead. find blah -exec tar -tzf {} \; find blah -print0|xargs -0 tar -tzf
din7 · 449 weeks ago
the while loop is actually for echoing the file name The version you posted you cant identify in which tarball the file listed is
polaco · 449 weeks ago
Command fixed. Didn't notice your echoing the file earlier. No while loop needed.
din7 · 449 weeks ago

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