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cli-tarHow do I open a tar.gz file in the terminal?

To open a tar.gz file in the terminal, first you need to unzip the file using the command tar -xzvf <filename>. This command will extract the files from the tar.gz archive.

tar -xzvf myarchive.tar.gz
x file1.txt
x file2.txt
x file3.txt

The tar command has several flags:

  • -x tells tar to extract files from an archive
  • -z tells tar to decompress the archive using gzip
  • -v tells tar to list the files it is extracting
  • -f tells tar the name of the archive file

After the files are extracted, you can access them in the current directory.

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