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Is there a way to not only find but also delete any .gz files inside a .tar.gz file? I found this link but I wouldn't know how to modify it to make it able to delete found files.

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You cannot update compressed tar-files. So as long as you have a tar.gz file there is no way except unpacking, deleting and then repacking.

You could un-gzip the file though. After that there is a --delete-Flag you can use.

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