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A super simple tar shell cheat sheet for Linux and Unix users



The age old question: how the do I extract a tarball on the Linux or Unix shell? Rob from XKCD failed to disarm bomb due to complex tar syntax. Now someone created a site dedicated to tar command that acts as a tar command cheat sheet for Unix and Linux users.

I guess the tar xf {file-name} is portable syntax for GNU+Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS X and does the right thing for extracting files:
tar xf file.tar.gz
tar xf file.tgz
tar xf file.tar.bz2

See cheat sheets for more info:

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  • You are missing “-” from the commands… *BOOM* 😉

    • “-” is no longer needed.

      • Try that in Solaris, fucktard.