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posted at 24. Aug '21

Howto List Files in Tarball

tar is stream packer and won’t store index of files present (by default) in a archive like ZIP. So it must be scanned through to get content. You can decompress the archive or decompress it to /dev/null.

tar -tvzf my_tar.tar.gz >/dev/null

gunzip -c file.tar.gz | tar t > /dev/null

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