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Old 02-15-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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how-to: tar -zxvf multiple files at once

Hey guys! I have a dir full of .tar.gz files and I would like to extract them all at once. I tried tar -zxvf *.tar.gz and tar -zxvf *tar.gz but it didn't work. Is there any way to do that? Thanks!
Old 02-15-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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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

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satinet: Yesssssssssss it worked!!!!! Thanks a lot!


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