Linux – How to unzip a tar gz archive to a specific destination


I want to unpack a .tar.gz file to a specific directory.

The archive file is in /root/Documents. I want to unzip it into /root/Desktop/folder. The folder structure in zipped file should be preserved in the destination directory.

Best Answer

You have two choices:

cd /root/Desktop/folder
tar xf /root/Documents/file.tar.gz


tar xf file.tar.gz -C /root/Desktop/folder
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