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

The tar command in Unix can be used to uncompress a tar file. To do this, use the following command:

tar -xvf <filename>.tar

This will extract the files contained in the tar archive file into the current directory.

The code above has the following parts:

  • tar: This is the tar command.
  • -xvf: This is the option to extract files from the tar archive.
  • <filename>.tar: This is the name of the tar file.

The output of this command will be the list of files that were extracted from the tar archive.

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