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# 1  
Old 12-24-2007
how to unzip and extract tar file in single command

In order to save diskspace and avoid of disk full during
unzip then extract the tar file

is there any tar unzip command would unzip and extract tar at the same time
(test123.tar.gz)

thank in advance
# 2  
Old 12-24-2007
Hi,

I believe this will be done by using the following command.

tar -zxvf test123.tar.gz

z -- unzip
x -- extract the file
v -- verbose
f -- forcefully done

Thanks and Regards,
Aketi
# 3  
Old 12-24-2007
I believe that -f means file.
For example:
Code:
tar -f <file>

means run the tar command on file
# 4  
Old 12-24-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkrainbow
In order to save diskspace and avoid of disk full during
unzip then extract the tar file

is there any command would unzip and extract tar at the same time
(test123.tar.gz)

thank in advance
which os do you use? linux uses gnutar which has other options then tar on solaris...
# 5  
Old 12-27-2007
try following command

Code:
  cat test123.tar.gz | gunzip -d | tar -xvf -

if u on linux there option available to untar the zipped file
# 6  
Old 12-27-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by zedex
try following command

Code:
  cat test123.tar.gz | gunzip -d | tar -xvf -

if u on linux there option available to untar the zipped file
You may be able to shorten that to:

Code:
gzcat test123.tar.gz | tar -xvf -

Smilie
# 7  
Old 02-28-2008
In linux, you can user
Code:
tar -zxf <filename>.gz

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