The https://www.whonix.org/wiki/KVM#Landing says to extract using “tar -xvf Whonix-Gateway-126.96.36.199.1.libvirt.xz” . This command takes forever to finish -
tar -xvf Whonix-Gateway-188.8.131.52.1.libvirt.xzWhonix-Gateway-184.108.40.206.1.xml
And the resulting qcow2 file size keeps on exceeding ever over 50 GB. I had to cancel it and delete the file to free up the space . What went wrong here ?
OS: linux mint 18