How to Unzip a tar File using Terminal
Sometimes you may get some source code file named xxx.tar.gz, which is actually a kind of compressed file. Then how to extract it? This post will explain it in detail.
If you Google unzip tar.gz, following is what you will get:
$ tar -xvzf file.tar.gz
I’ve been using this for a while and I am recently wondering about the parameters –
In fact, x, v, z, f represent different meanings themselves as following:
- x: extract the file
- v: “verbose”, list the extracted files one by one