TGZ is one of the most common compression formats used for sharing Linux files over the Internet. The command-line tool used to unzip TGZ archives is "tar," which is included standard in any Linux distribution.
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Open a Command-line Terminal from the Taskbar.
Enter the directory where the TGZ archive you wish to unzip is located using the "cd" command. For example, if the directory is "/usr/downloads," type "cd /usr/downloads" and press "Enter."
Unzip the TGZ archive with the following command, substituting "file.tgz" with the name of the TGZ you wish to unzip:
tar -zxvf file.tgz
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