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Learn how to extract files from a tarball

Backup expert Brien Posey details how information technology administrators can extract files from a tarball.

How do you extract files from a tarball?

Tarballs can be extracted by using the tar command:

Tar –xvf <filename.tar>

In this command, it is the X switch that tells the tar to extract the tarball. The V switch is optional; it specifies a verbose output. The F switch is required; it tells the tar that you are about to specify the file name of the tarball file.

This was last published in April 2013

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Apologies but seriously??? if you can't tar -xvf then you should not be in IT operations or support even if you are a Microsoft pro you should know this. Are you publishing this for the sake of publishing something?