Unzip .tar.gz files in Windows
Yes, it is possible to easily unzip tarballs in Windows! In order for the one-liner to work, you will first need to install 7-Zip, which is available free from the 7-Zip website. Note the location of
7za.exe on your Windows machine once installed.
Then open up the Command Prompt (type
cmd into the search bar/Cortana) and
cd to the directory where you want the file unzipped to.
The code is as follows; simply change the parameters to suit your circumstances.
c:\path\to\7za\7za.exe x c:\path\to\target\file.tar.gz -so | c:\path\to\7za\7za.exe x -si -ttar
The entire contents of the file should easily unzip.