title: How to extract or decompress a compressed file in Linux
Before extracting the data from a compressed file, you must first determine the compressed file type.
How to extract or decompress a compressed file in Linux
Step 1: To Know the file type
Step 2: To Decompress a tar file
Here options used with “tar” depends on the archive type, use
man tar for more details on how to use tar cammand.
x – to extract files from an archive
v – show verbose output
f – use archive file or device ARCHIVE
tar xvf File-Name -C /Directory-Location
We Use (-C) for specific directory if we do not use (-C) then it automatically extract to current directory.