tar.gz comamnds

.tar.gz – Archiving and Extracting files

Create a .tar.gz file from a folder:

tar czf /path/to/output/folder/filename.tar.gz /path/to/folder

Extract a .tar.gz file:

gunzip -c /path/to/folder/filename.tar.gz

View a list of all files in a .tar.gz archive:

gunzip -c /path/to/folder/filename.tar.gz | tar -tvf -

Extract a single file from a .tar.gz file:

gunzip -c /path/to/folder/filename.tar.gz | tar -xvf - path/within/archive/filename.php


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