HowTo: Extract Archives [tar|gz|bz2|rar|zip|7z|tbz2|tgz|Z]

A small note about how to unpack and uncompress the most popular types of archives from the Linux command line. Unpack [tar|tar.gz|tgz|tar.bz2|tbz2] Files in Linux Use the following commands to extract TAR archives compressed with GZIP and BZIP2: $ tar xvf file.tar $ tar xvzf file.tar.gz $ tar xvzf file.tar.tgz $ tar xvjf file.tar.bz2 $ […]

HowTo: Download and Extract (untar) TAR Archive with One Command

Use one of the following commands to download and extract (untar) [tar], [tar.gz] or [tar.bz2] files “on fly”, without saving archive themselves. No temporary files; No Extra output; Minimal file space and memory usage. The following methods are most fast and compact for downloading and unpacking archives. Download and Extract Archives with WGET $ wget […]