tar command

I want to extract tar file to specific directory called /tmp/data. How can I extract a tar archive to a different directory using tar command on a Linux or Unix-like systems?


I am a new Linux user. I am having problem with the Terminal. How do I unpack .tgz (tar.gz) file on Linux using command line options?


How do I install and use gcutil – a command-line tool that is used to manage Google Compute Engine resources under Debian or Ubuntu or CentOS/Fedora Linux desktop operating systems?


I am a network admin who recently made the switch from MS-Windows to Ubuntu Linux. I need to use Java and Firefox web browser plugin to run java applet. I am unable to access many devices such as Firewall appliance, LBS/VPX, and network equipments due to Ubuntu’s incompatible openjdk and icedtea plugin. I also searched software center but unable to find Oracle Java 7. How do I install Oracle Java 7 and get rid of this incompatibility problems on Ubuntu Linux amd64 v12.04 LTS or v13.04+?


How do I install a package set after install under OpenBSD operating systems? I forgot to add a file set comp52.tgz package. How do I install the same after installing the operating system?


How do I use tar and rsync command that can preserve the ACLs, extended attributes and SELinux contexts under CentOS / RHEL / Fedora Linux server while making backups?

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Idownloaded Firefox version 15.0 from mozilla ftp server. The name of file is firefox-15.0.tar.bz2. How do I install Firefox under any Debian / Ubuntu / Fedora or any Linux distribution?