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2.8.1 Extracting an Entire Archive

To extract an entire archive, specify the archive file name only, with no individual file names as arguments. For example,

 
$ tar -xvf collection.tar

produces this:

 
-rw-r--r-- myself/user      28 1996-10-18 16:31 jazz
-rw-r--r-- myself/user      21 1996-09-23 16:44 blues
-rw-r--r-- myself/user      20 1996-09-23 16:44 folk

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