Monday, January 23, 2012

How to extract tar ball (tar.gz, tgz) using command line?

If you have a tgz or a tar.gz archive, you may use the following to extract its files using command line interface.

Extract to current directory.

tar -zxf yourtarball.tgz

Extract to a different target directory.

tar -C ~/owndirectory -zxf yourtarball.tgz

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