List files in tarballs

for F in $(find ./ -name "*.tgz") ; do tar -tvzf $F ; done
The magic is performed by the parameter -t
Sample Output
[alchandia@localhost Cacti]$ tar -tvzf cacti-iostat-1.3.tgz
drwxr-xr-x alchandia/users    0 2009-05-18 06:02:27 cacti-iostat-1.3/
drwxr-xr-x alchandia/users    0 2009-05-18 06:02:27 cacti-iostat-1.3/scripts/
-rwxr-xr-x alchandia/users 5087 2009-05-18 06:02:12 cacti-iostat-1.3/scripts/

By: alchandia
2009-11-11 00:50:52

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  • 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

    find <path> -name "*.tgz" -or -name "*.tar.gz" | while read file; do echo "$file: "; tar -tzf $file; done
    polaco · 2009-11-10 20:39:04 30

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