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The Easy Way to Extract Tar Archives

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The Easy Way to Extract Tar Archives

New to Linux? Don’t feel like using File Roller to extract archives? Despite everything you rad on the internet, tar (the tape archiver – that why you have to tell it you want to use a file with -f) doesn’t need you to specify archive file formats any more. To extract a file, simply:

tar -xf archive.tgz

But keep reading…

Benefits: No stupid messages from a computer asking for information the computer can determine on its own.

Works in: Recent distros (last year) only

Drawbacks: It’s still to early to use this in a lot of distros.

Written by Felipe Portella

dezembro 14th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

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