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

To open a tar.gz file in Unix, use the tar command. This command stands for Tape ARchive, and is used to manipulate files that have been compressed into an archive.

The syntax for the command is as follows:

tar -xvzf <file_name>.tar.gz

The -x flag stands for extract, -v for verbose (which will list the files that are extracted), -z for gzip (which is the compression algorithm used for this type of file), and -f for file.

The output of the command will be a list of the files that have been extracted from the archive:

x test.txt
x test2.txt

For more information on the tar command, see the GNU tar manual.

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