viewing files/directories in side tarballs/tgz files

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Tue Nov 27 06:09:45 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 04:32:47PM EST, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> 	Hi,
> I have a tgz file on my system. I don't want to extract it to see what's in 
> it. So is there a way I can check what's in it like files directories etc?

If you read the tar manpage, you will find a command-line argument to do just that.
Luke Yelavich
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