Extract tar.bz2 archives

Android stock utilities do not recognize .bz2 extraction with the -j option of tar

So, a two part extraction may be done

bzip2 -d filename.tar.bz2


which creates a file filename.tar, which can then be extracted with:

tar -xvvf filename.tar


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