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Shivkumar
Super Advisor

how to see name of the files in tarred and zipped file

Hi,

What is command to see name of the files without un-tarring a tarred and zipped file like: abc.tar.gz

Thanks,
Shiv
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Re: how to see name of the files in tarred and zipped file

No, you must gunzip and untar it but you can do it in one step:
gzcat abc.tar.gz | tar -tvf -
Shivkumar
Super Advisor

Re: how to see name of the files in tarred and zipped file

I want to see the file names without untarring and unzipping abc.tar.gz
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: how to see name of the files in tarred and zipped file

Try this:

# gzcat abc.tar.gz | tar -tvf -

This should do what you require.

Note that there is a space between the 'f' and the '-' in the 'tvf -'.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: how to see name of the files in tarred and zipped file

> gzcat abc.tar.gz | tar -tvf -

> I want to see the file names without
> untarring and unzipping abc.tar.gz

What, exactly, was the problem with the first
suggestion?

You might try reading the results of:

man gzip
man tar

to see what it would actually do. Then,
re-complain, if you can find any reason to.


If you think that you can find a way to see
what's in a gzip-compressed "tar" archive
without somehow using gzip and "tar" (or
equivalent programs), then please explain
which supernatural entity you expect to help
you to do that.
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: how to see name of the files in tarred and zipped file

Hi,
With our un-tar you can see the contant with tar -tvf option.

#tar -cvf to create a tar file
#tar -xvf to extract a tar file
#tar -tvf to see the content of a tar file with out extract it.

For more information see "man tar"

Suraj
Arturo Galbiati
Esteemed Contributor

Re: how to see name of the files in tarred and zipped file

Hi,
gzcat abc.tar.gz | tar -tvf -

HTH,
Art