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This is a quick guide for different commands to decompress different types of files. Most of them can just be obtained from readin man page of tar command.

  • .tar.gz – command$: tar xvfz file.
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@courtsey http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-newbie/28238-how-can-i-extract-tar-bz2-file.html#post143394

bunzip2 .tar.bz2 which unzips to .tar

tar -tvf .tar (view contents in tar file)
tar -xvf .tar (extract contents in tar file)


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