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Linux: tar Extract Files

by on February 16, 2010 · 7 comments

How can I extract or uncompress a file from tar ball downloaded from the Internet under Linux using bash command prompt?


How do I extract a single file or directory form a tarball under UNIX / Linux shell prompt? How do I restore a single file from /dev/st0 tape device?


I’ve download ed .tbz file. How do I open .tbz file under Linux / UNIX operating system using a shell prompt or GUI application?


How do I list the contents of a tar.bz2 file under Linux or UNIX-linke operating systems using a shell prompt?

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How do I create a tar file under Linux using command line options?


We have recently brought a new Sun Solaris UNIX server. How do I Backup data and make a recovery for the Solaris OS using tar and tape device?

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Q. How do I list the contents of a tar or tar.gz file? A. GNU/tar is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. You can create a tar file or compressed tar file tar. However sometime you need to list the contents of a tar […]