Ubuntu: tar commands returns stdin error


tar -xvfz files.tgz  gzip: stdin: not in gzip format  tar: Child returned status 1  tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now  

This the error i got. (This file is created by tar -cvzf file.tgz file ) Moreover i can able to extract this same in another ubuntu server. I'm using AWS ec2 server. please someone help


Watch the ordering. The -f option represents the file, and it should be immediately followed by the file name. The proper command here is tar -xvzf files.tgz.


It's a tar file. Just rename the file or directory like files.tar

and then do tar -xvzf files.tar.

It will do the trick. I also faced the same error and resolved it on AWS.

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