How to extract files to different directory using tar in Unix/Linux

Most of us extract the compressed file in the same directory but what if you get into a situation you need to extract it at some other location?
You just need to add one extra argument

# tar -xzvf file.tar.gz -C /destination/path

For eg

# pwd
# tar -czvf test.tar.gz test/

So, now our test directory is compressed. let us extract it inside /tmp staying under /home

[root@test home]# tar -xzvf test.tar.gz -C /tmp/
# cd /tmp
# ls -l
drwx------. 4 test test 4096 Sep 28 12:46 test

Easy and simple. Let me know your success and failures
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