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cli-tarHow do I open a .tar.gz file using the command line?

Using the command line, you can open a .tar.gz file with the following command:

tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz

The command has four parts:

  1. tar: This command is used to create, modify, and extract files from an archive.
  2. -x: This flag tells tar to extract the files from the archive.
  3. -z: This flag tells tar to uncompress the archive using gzip.
  4. -vf: This flag tells tar to be verbose and display the progress of the extraction.

The output of the command will look something like this:

x filename1
x filename2
x filename3

This indicates that the files filename1, filename2, and filename3 were successfully extracted from the archive.

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