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How To Extract a Tar Files To a Different Directory on a Linux/Unix-like Systems

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?
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HowTo: Unpack .tgz File On a Linux

I am a new Linux user. I am having problem with the Terminal. How do I unpack .tgz (tar.gz) file on a Linux using command line option?
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Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Install gcutil Tool To Manage Google Compute Engine

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?
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Ubuntu Linux: Install Latest Oracle Java 7

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+?
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OpenBSD: HowTO Install Sets After Installation

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?
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tar and rsync: Archive and Preserve SELinux Contexts, Extended Attributes, And ACLs

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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HowTo: Install firefox-15.0.tar.bz2 in Linux

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?
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HowTo: Install firefox-14.0.1.tar.bz2 in Linux

I‘ve downloaded Firefox version 14.0.1 from mozilla ftp server. The name of file is firefox-14.0.1.tar.bz2. How do I install firefox in any Linux distribution?
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HowTo: Install firefox-13.0.tar.bz2 in Linux

I‘ve downloaded Firefox version 13.0 from mozilla server. The name of file is firefox-13.0.tar.bz2. How do I install firefox-13.0.tar.bz2 in any Linux distribution?
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HowTo: Open a Tar.gz File In Linux / Unix

I‘ve received a file called date.tar.gz. How do I open/extract/unpack a tar.gz file on Linux or Unix like operating systems using shell prompt?
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