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How to open tar.gz File in Linux

This post is a quick instruction on how to open tar.gz files in Linux. So you came across a file that has the extension .tar.gz and have no idea how to open it. Let's say you downloaded , here's how you open it. [code] $ tar -zxvf node-v0.4.12.tar.gz ... $ ls -la drwxr-xr-x node-v0.4.12 -rw-rw-r-- node-v0.4.12.tar.gz [/code] In the above example tar -zxvf will extract the contents of to a direc ...