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cli-tarHow do I unzip a file using the tar command in a shell?

The tar command can be used to unzip a file in a shell. The following example code block shows how to use the tar command to unzip a file named example.tar.gz:

tar -xzf example.tar.gz

This command will extract the contents of example.tar.gz into the current directory.

The code can be broken down as follows:

  • tar: the command to unzip the file
  • -xzf: the flags used to extract the contents of the file
  • example.tar.gz: the name of the file to unzip

For more information about the tar command, you can refer to the following links:

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