How To Extract XZ Archives In Linux With Tar

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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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