Download a file and uncompress it while it downloads

wget http://URL/FILE.tar.gz -O - | tar xfz -
This will uncompress the file while it's being downloaded which makes it much faster

2011-01-18 12:17:16

What Others Think

If you drop the f (file) flag to tar you don't need the - to specify stdin, so it could be shortened a bit to wget http://URL/FILE.tar.gz -O- | tar xz Or you could use curl which outputs to stdout by default: curl http://URL/FILE.tar.gz | tar xz
tremby · 557 weeks and 5 days ago
This version uses Pipes, but is easier for the common user to grasp... instead of using sed or some other more complicated method, it uses the tr command Show Sample Output
nicolasconner · 5 weeks and 6 days ago
Damn, thanks for the code bro my downloading speed is a heck of slow and I was pretty pissed about it. Thanks to this web I got in an interview and the interviewer asked me the same question and I passed I am really thankful to both you this web. This translation website provides the best translation services of different types of languages.
nicolasconner · 5 weeks and 2 days ago

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