Can I view file names from zipped tar file without unzip and extracting it? The command tar -tvf will show the file contents with out extracting it. Is it possible with zipped tar file?

  • tar -tvzf myfile.tgz ? – garethTheRed Apr 7 '17 at 6:24

Yes. Use the command

tar -tvzf file.tar.gz

The -z argument handles zipped tarfiles.

  • Thank you it is working. Unfortunately its not working in my AIX flavour but it is working in other flavours of unix – Srinivas Apr 7 '17 at 10:34

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