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    How do I un-archive after a tar -cvzpf


    I used
    tar -cvzpf archive.tgz public_html/folder
    how do I un-archive?
    Thanks,
    Evan
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    First of all,
    Code:
    $ man tar
    Second of all, -x will extract...
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    Thanks.

    After reading the man pages I did try

    tar -xvzpf

    and it did untar the archive but it did not uncompress the data in the folders.

    By the way, I do not think that the man pages were written for the masses.

    Thanks,
    Evan
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    The masses use Windows and Macs

    tar only compressed what you told it to: a directory. If there were other compressed things inside it then that's a separate issue to deal with.

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