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Old 06-09-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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Quick...Someone Tell Me How To Open a Tar File in .tgz format

I already know these formats:

tar -xvf file.tar
tar -xjvf file.tar.bz2
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz

But, I have never seen the .tgz format before.

Old 06-09-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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.tgz is usually (read usually as always) a tar file compressed using gzip

to unpack:

gunzip foo.tgz
(this will result in foo.tgz being replaced by an ungzipped foo.tar)

tar -xvf foo.tar
(this will extract the files)
Old 06-10-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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Or in one line:

tar -xzvf foo.tgz
Old 06-10-2005, 04:58 AM   #4
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You may also see files named as *tbz they are basically bzipped files opened the same way as *tar.bz2 files.


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