TarTool is a tiny windows command line tool to extract tar gzip (tar.gz or tgz extension) files.
You can download TarTool , unzip and run TarTool.exe as a command line executable.
You can also download TarTool from this alternate download location if the link above is down or does not work for you.
After searching the interwebs for tools that would extract tar gzip files , I was disappointed since there was no simple tool to extract tar gzip files on my windows machine.
There are a few tools out there like WinRAR etc., but I found them too bloated for my task.
So I wrote a little tool using SharpZipLib, the open source Zip, GZip, Tar and BZip2 library (great job guys, BTW).
The source is now hosted on codeplex.
Update (05/06/2009 17:00 CST) :
TarTool now has an addtional option to untar tar file formats.
TarTool -x sample.tar temp
will untar the sample.tar contents into the temp folder.
Update (04/02/2012 11:35 PM CDT)
bzip2 decompression is now supported in TarTool 2.0 Beta .
TarTool -xj sample.tar.bz2 temp
TarTool -j sample.bz2