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I use to receive tar.gz files fromm colleagues but unpacking them with 7zip is not convenient as it unpacks a tar file from gz first while I usually seek to get the tar file contents (so I have to unpack the tar file explicitly next).

I've tried adding tar -zxvf %P%N command to Total Commander button bar but it turned that tar -zxvf doesn't work but returns the following error (tried it in bare command prompt):

tar: Cannot fork: Function not implemented
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I have got both GnuWin32 and cygwin installed, but I seek a solution that will work in Windows command line promt (and so will be callable from Totat Commander), not in cygwin command line promt.

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To extract .tar and .tar.gz files on Windows 9x/NT/2000/ME/XP/Win7 use PowerArchiver 6.1 (freeware) or 7-zip (freeware) or Winzip (commercial).

CHECK THIS LINK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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Your answer does not answer my question directly (I have explicitly specified that I need a command line solution and that I indeed use 7-zip already but am not satisfied by the experience in case of tar.gz files). But I've found the answer I was looking for in the article you've linked: TarTool is exactly what I need. –  Ivan Dec 26 '12 at 19:36

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