Now I want to discuss a simple thing yet it’s a common activity we use on Linux which is extracting .tar.gz extension based file.
Since tar.gz is a widely general used extension to distribute application and CMS installer packages. That’s why knowing on how to extracting tar.gz is necessary.
To extract the tar.gz file is not really a hard task to do and there is no need the additional application such as zip.
All you need just execute the following command:
tar -xzvf file_name.tar.gz
The following is the explanation section of function of each parameter as follows:
-xgives the instruction for the file to be extracted.
-zthe extracted algorithm is the Gzip/Gunzip.
-vis the process of information that will be completely printed. So any files that to be extracted will be shown up on screen.
-fwill be saved as a file but its contain will not be shown on screen.
If all the function is combined producing the above command.