Extract Tar Bz2 File


Extract tar bz2 file using a terminal command, the utility comes pre-installed in Debian 10 "Buster".

But you can easily and much faster extract archives using the graphical filemanager ""Nautilus, by right-clicking the archive and choose extract.

In computing, tar is a computer software utility for collecting many files into one archive file, often referred to as a tarball, for distribution or backup purposes.

The tar command allows you to create and extract tar archives.

It supports a vast range of compression programs such as gzip, bzip2, lzip, lzma, lzop, xz and compress.

Bzip2 is one of the most popular algorithms for compressing tar files.

By convention, the name of a tar archive compressed with bzip2 ends with either .tar.bz2 or .tbz2.

Extract tar bz2 file using a terminal command.

Type the following command:

sudo tar -xvf archive-name.tar.bz2

Press Enter, done.

By default, tar will extract the archive contents in the current working directory.

If you want to to extract the archive contents to the /home/username/whatever-name-of-directory.

Type the following command:

sudo tar -jf archive-name.tar.bz2 -C /home/username/whatever-name-of-directory

Press Enter,

I will add more commands later....

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