.tar.bz2 Are files that have been bzipped using the bzip utility, bzip is also a data compression program just like gzip , although it is more efficient but not widely used, bzip2 is the newer version built upon bzip

If you encounter a bzip files then you can easily untar or extract it using following command

tar -xvjf filename

or you can break it in two steps

1st unzip (or unbzip)

bunzip2 filename.tar.bz2

now untar like the normal way

tar -xf filename.tar


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