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cli-tarHow do I read a tar file in Unix?

In Unix, you can read a tar file by using the tar command. The basic syntax for this command is tar -xvf <filename>, where -x is used to extract the files, -v is used to set verbose mode, and -f is used to specify the file name.

For example, if you wanted to extract the contents of the file example.tar, you would use the command:

tar -xvf example.tar

This command will extract all the files from the tar file and display the names of the files as they are extracted.

Code explanation

  • tar: the command used to read a tar file in Unix
  • -x: used to extract the files
  • -v: used to set verbose mode
  • -f: used to specify the file name

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