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Could anyone tell me an easy way to extract tar.gz file without using the terminal or any exclusive archive manager? thanks.

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    If you don't use the terminal or the built in archive manager which handles the GUI equivalent commands you are kinda out of luck. The archive manager is a built in in the Desktop, so that should work, but if you don't want to use that you have no solution. – Thomas Ward May 21 '17 at 22:50
  • I am sorry, this was a dumb question. I will try to take it down. – jack0da May 22 '17 at 14:37
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To extract a tar.gz file without the terminal, just simply,1) open the file manager, 2) navigate to the tar.gz file , 3) double click on the file , 4) either copy the contents out of the tar.gz into another folder or just click extract and select the destination from there! And that's it.. You're Done!

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    This, of course, is using an archive manager. OP's question as currently stated is impossible to answer. – Andrea Lazzarotto May 21 '17 at 23:09
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Just right-click on the tar.gz file and select the extract here option from the drop-down menu. It will be extracted on the same folder as the compressed file.

  • @Alban You are right, of course. The way the question was written I'd read it as meaning an add-on archive manager (like PeaZip, DAR, tar, FreeArc or Ark), rather than the one built into Gnome. Although, I guess that my reading of the OP's question must have been correct in this case since, as you say, my answer is basically the same as the already accepted one. – sempaiscuba May 22 '17 at 6:55
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If you REALLY don't want to use an archive manager or command line, you could use a python script like the one in this question although admittedly it seems odd that you wouldn't want to use an archive manager but python would be okay.

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