How to extract a tar.gz , .tgz or gzip-bz2 file?

April 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment


Files with extension tar.gz or .tgz are tar files compressed with gzip. On Unix system extract them with following command:

$ gunzip < file.tar.gz | tar xvf -
$ gunzip < file.tgz | tar xvf -

If you have GNU tar (Linux system) you can use the z option directly:

$ tar xvzf file.tar.gz
$ tar xvzf file.tgz

For bzip2 tar file, we use the below command:

$ tar xvjf file.tar.bz

In these commands:

  • x = eXtract, this indicated an extraction ( c = create to create )
  • v = verbose (optional) the files with relative locations will be displayed.
  • z = gzip-ped; j = bzip2-zipped
  • f = from/to file … (what is next after the f is the archive file)

 

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