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Can anyone suggest me ways to extract tar.gz file on windows xp ? Is there any built-in tool ? Or may be a script that can be written ?

PS: Please note I can't install new software on my computer (do not have admin privileges).

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See stackoverflow.com/questions/484133/… –  Excellll Aug 16 '13 at 13:54
    
@Excellll with the exception of unxutils all these need to be installed explicitly. –  Daniël W. Crompton Aug 16 '13 at 14:35

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You don't need to install the windows version of tar and gzip, you just need to download 3 zip files, one which contains binaries for tar, one with the binaries for gzip and lastly the other contains the dependancies. Unpack the files, and follow the manual installation instructions, which tells you which files to copy from the dependency directory to the tar tool directory.

You can then run the tar command from the command line to unpack the tar.gz file with the commands

 gunzip.exe example.tar.gz

 tar.exe xf example.tar

If you can't download these files there is no other way to do it that I know of.

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7z is better, no need to type 2 different commands like that –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Sep 5 '13 at 14:46
    
@LưuVĩnhPhúc and 7z doesn't have an installer? –  Daniël W. Crompton Sep 5 '13 at 18:07
    
7z can run portably, it doesn't need to be installed like winrar –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Sep 6 '13 at 0:50

Use 7zip to open tar.gz archives.

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Carl B Aug 15 '13 at 23:41

winrar is open source and can do most compression files

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You can use 7zip portable http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/7-zip_portable the app runs portable you don't have to be admin to install.

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Try online services such as http://www.wobzip.org/. You probably need two passes to extract your files; extract .gz contents, download the file then extract .tar ones

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or hamster :) http://hamster-free-zip-archiver.en.softonic.com/

i think not only with tar.gz you'll have problem in the future.

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 5 '13 at 16:33

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