April 24, 2014

How to open a tar file in Unix or Linux

How to open or Untar a “tar.gz” file in Linux or Unix:

The following tutorial assumes the name of your file is yourfile.tar.gz Replace with your actual filename.

  1. From the terminal, change to the directory where yourfile.tar.gz has been downloaded.
  2. Type tar -zxvf yourfile.tar.gz to extract the file to the current directory.
  3. You can specify a different directory to extract to using -C parameter and a path to the directory as follows:

    Example: tar -C /myfolder -zxvf yourfile.tar.gz

How to open or Untar a “tar” file in Linux or Unix:

  1. From the terminal, change to the directory where yourfile.tar has been downloaded.
  2. Type tar -zxvf yourfile.tar to extract the file to the current directory.
  3. Or tar -C /myfolder -zxvf yourfile.tar to extract to another directory.

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