How to extract or decompress a compressed file in Linux


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

file File-Name

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.

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