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to decompress a .tar.gz file, try:

$tar -zxvf myfile.tar.gz


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2 Responses to “how to uncompress a .tar.gz file”

  1. on 23 Apr 2007 at 8:38 am sarmad

    thanks aloot

  2. on 19 Jul 2007 at 5:12 pm Christopher Green

    For a bzip2 (*.tar.bz2) use this:
    tar -xvjf myfile.tar.bz2

    And for some light reading:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bz2

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