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.TGZ File Extension

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File TypeGzipped Tar File

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Unix .TAR file archive compressed with Gnu Zip (.GZIP) compression; uses a TAR archive to bundle the files together and Gzip compression to reduce the file size; commonly used on Unix and Linux systems; originally created as the shorthand version of the compound extension .TAR.GZ.

More Information

To decompress a TGZ file and extract the archived files in one step at the Unix command line, type this command:

tar -xzvf filename.tgz

This command decompresses the Gzip file and then extracts the files from the TAR archive.

NOTE: TGZ files are used as install packages for some Linux distributions. Therefore, the ".tar.gz" extension is sometimes used for archives while the ".tgz" extension is used for installers.

Programs that open TGZ files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
Corel WinZip 20
7-Zip
Zipeg
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
Zipeg
Linux LogoLinux
tar
gunzip
pkgtool
Android LogoAndroid
File Viewer for Android
Updated 9/9/2015