Compression related commands
27 May 2015
How to extract tar.gz file
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz
-z works on gzip compression automatically when reading archives;
-x, extract archives;
-v produce verbose output;
-f read the archive from the archive to the specififed file.
How to get the first few lines from the *.gz file.
gzip -cd *.gz | head -n 30 ## gzip in a loop for i in *.gz; do gzip -dk $i; done
-d, extraction and
k, keep the original file.
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