How To Extract .tar.gz Files using Linux Command Line

Posted at January 5, 2017 at 4:53 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can learn how to extract tar.gz files using Linux Command line tools. A .tar.gz file is nothing, but an archive. It is a file that acts as a container for other files. The tar program provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use Tar on previously created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to update, or list files which were already stored. An archive can contain many files, folde   [...]

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How to use Tar Command in Linux with examples

Posted at August 22, 2016 at 10:29 am by Jithin

The tar command stands for tape achieve, which is the most commonly used tape drive backup command used by the Linux/Unix system.  It allows for you to quickly access a collection of files and placed them into a highly compressed archive file commonly called tarball, or tar, gzip, and bzip in Linux. The algorithm used for compressing of .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 are gzip or bzip algorithms respectively.   1) Extract a tar.gz archive The following command shell helps to extract tar file   [...]

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