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Extracting archive files in Linux
Linux archive files, called “tarballs”, are
usually given names ending in “.tgz” or
Assuming you have made an archive using the procedure
described in `Making archive files in Linux', follow this procedure
to extract some or all of the files.
This procedure will silently overwrite any existing file
with the same name. Be careful you don't replace a newer
file with an older version.
- Move the tarball to the directory under which you want
the extract files to live, and cd to that directory.
- To copy the files from an archive archname.tgz
to their paths relative to that directory:
tar -xvzf archname.tgz [file...]
If you want to copy only certain files, append their names
at the end of the command; otherwise all the files will be
extracted from the tarball.
See also: File transfer: moving files to or from the TCC
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Last updated: 2008/01/21 06:58:58 UT