How to View the Content of .tgz and .gz Files on Ubuntu

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On Ubuntu if you have a file compressed as .tgz you can check its contents with this command

tar -tf filename.tgz

Or if you have a .gz file and you want to check its contents, you can do so with this command

gzip -cd <filename> | more

I have not tested these commands on other Linux distributions but I guess they would also work.