Shell install - un tar a file


i have a pretty big system that i want to install and test out - the problem is the thing is 50megs zipped/tared -
i want to upload the tar file then un compress it and have the same file structure… whats the shell command to do this?


It depends on the archiver you use. tar and gunzip are both available from the DreamHost shell.

From the shell, you can run “man tar” or “man gunzip” for detailed help, or you can Google for general usage tutorials (there are many out there). :wink:



its tar.gz i think i found the right command…



tar -xzf whatever.tar.gz