not sure, but you could do
for each in `ls *.tar.gz`
tar -zxvf $each
although i dont believe you actually need the -z option with Gnu tar. also check the the output of ls is not formatted in some wierd way. basically this says 'for each thing in ls *.tar.gz do tar -xvf on it then finish'.
hope that helps
Last edited by satinet; 02-15-2006 at 08:58 AM.