How to extract a tar.gz file in Linux

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Execute the following command

tar -zxvf archive.tar.gz

This command will extract the contents of the archive.tar.gz file in the current directory

 

The options -zxvf mean the following

-z = filter the archive through gzip
-x = extract files from an archive
-v = verbose
-f  = use archive file or device ARCHIVE

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