How to view/list the files in an archive(tar or zip) without extracting/decompressing it
Posted on: 11/08/2010 01:07 PM

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How to view/list the files in an archive(tar or zip) without extracting/decompressing it


Many a times, its better to view what's in the archive before extracting it. Sometimes the stuff compressed together is useless and extracting it might be just a waste of time and energy. Here we will consider both tar and zipped files and will list out the files bundled inside without fully extracting it.



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