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Repost: Unpack .tgz File On Linux

Most Linux and open source software files are distributed in either .tgz or .tar.gz extensions format over the Internet. These files are gzipd tar balls and include multiple files and sub-directories into a single file using tar command. To save the bandwidth tar files are cpmpressed using gzip program.

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How to tar extract to a different folder?

Use the command below to extract a compressed tar package to a different folder. Make sure that the folder exists, else error occurs.

# tar xzvf /path-to-file/package.tar.gz -C /path-to-folder/temp

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