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cli-tarHow do I unzip a tar.gz file using the command line?

To unzip a tar.gz file using the command line, use the tar command followed by the -xzf option.

The syntax for this command is:

tar -xzf filename.tar.gz

This command will extract the files in the filename.tar.gz archive in the current directory.

The parts of the command are:

  • tar: The tar command is used to create and manipulate archive files in Linux/Unix.
  • -xzf: This option tells tar to extract the files.
  • filename.tar.gz: This is the name of the file that you want to extract.

For more information and examples of using the tar command, see the GNU tar manual.

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