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Re: How to read a tarball



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Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> On 5/1/06, Stephen Liu <satimis yahoo com> wrote:
>>Hi folks,
>>
>>FC5_64
>>
>>Please advise how to read a tarball without decompressing it?
> 
> $ tar -tf filename.tar
> 
> or
> 
> $ tar -ztf filename.tar.gz
> 
> or
> 
> $ tar -jtf filename.tar.bz2
> 
> You might want to pipe it through more or less.

It's worth noting that the less command will do all of this for you on
most RH/FC (and other GNU/Linux) systems.  The LESSOPEN variable gets
set to call lesspipe.sh in the login process for both bash and csh
shells.  So you can just run:

$ less file.tar*

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