How to unzip a tar.gz file

How to unzip a tar.gz file

If you use open source software, chances are you’ll encounter a .tar file at some point. The open source tar archive utility has been around since 1979, so it is truly ubiquitous in the POSIX world. Its purpose is simple: It takes one or more files and “wraps” them into a self-contained file, called a tape archive because when tar was invented it was used to place data on storage tapes.

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