How To Extract XZ Archives In Linux With Tar

Hello Linux Geeksters.

As you may know, the XZ archives became very popular on Linux and Unix systems, because of the good compression rate. In this article I will show you how to extract XZ archives on Linux Systems.

I have mentioned GNU Tar, because it is also the BSD Tar.

With GNU Tar 1.26:

$ tar --version | head -1
tar (GNU tar) 1.26

tar -xJf file.xz is used for uncompressing XZ archives:

$ tar -xJf linux-3.10-rc3.tar.xz

 

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