From PCLinuxOShelp Knowledge Base
xz is a lossless data compression program and file format.
From command tar --help
-J, --xz filter the archive through xz
How can you pack file to tar.xz from terminal ?
tar -cf - forder_name/ | xz -9 -c - > file_name.tar.xz
( we suggest copy, paste and edit command than rewrite )
How can you unzip tar.xz from terminal?
tar xvfJ name_package.tar.xz
How extract tar files to specific or different directory from terminal ?
You need use -C
tar xf name_package.tar.xz -C /path/to/dir/
How extract without first directory and to different directory ?
You need use --strip=1
tar xvfJ name_package.tar.xz --strip=1 -C /path/to/dir/
- x = extract
- v = verbose
- f = use archive file
- -J , --xz = archive xz
- --strip = number leading components from file names on extraction
- -C , --directory = change directory ( for unpack )