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cli-tarHow do I extract a .xz file using the command line?

The xz command line utility can be used to extract .xz files.

To extract a .xz file, the command is xz -d <filename>.xz.

For example, to extract a file named example.xz, the command would be:

xz -d example.xz

This will extract the file and create a new file with the same name but without the .xz extension.

The command consists of the following parts:

  • xz: The command to run the xz utility.
  • -d: The flag to tell xz to decompress the file.
  • example.xz: The name of the .xz file to be extracted.

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