I've looked around at multiple sources for this question and I know how to extract the file, but neither source told me how to state where to put the folder once it has been extracted.
I tried this:
tar -xvf tarball.tar.gz my/folder/im/extracting
When I did this it seemed to extract it as it listed out it's contents, but also followed with the error:
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file tar: Unexpected EOF in archive tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
I checked the current directory but I didn't see the folder.
How can this be done or is the error preventing the creation of it in the current directory?