LKBEN10976: Howto untar a tgz file from a directory with the tar command.


You need to untar a complete directory which is zipped in a tgz file




You use the tar command to do this. Please note that the order of the parameters is important and you can only restore rights if you use the root user.

You can use the following command to untar a file called lubby-v1.0.10.tgz. By doing this you will create the complete sturcture of the directory again and set the access rights if the user root is used.

tar xzvf lubby-v1.0.10.tgz

x stand for expand

z stand for zip

v stand for verbose

f stand for file



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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.