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Re: unzipping source files

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 13:56:51 -0400 (EDT)
To: John Russell <VE3LL@RAC.CA>
cc: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr, www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9908171353410.27559-100000@tux.w3.org>
There is a second step required here.

the .gz extension refers to the fact that a file (amaya-src-2_1_tar) has been
compressed using the gzip algorithm, which Winzip understands. in fact that
file itself is an archive format (a "tar file" or "tarball" in common unix
parlance) which has been generateed in a similar manner to a winzip
collection of files. I believe that Winzip will allow you to extract the
files from the tarball in a seperate step (in Unix systems it is a one step
process), in much the way you have described below.

Charles McCN

On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, John Russell wrote:

  whien i use winzip 7.0 to try to unzip sources
  i get a message saying
  "please enter the full name of file within
  amaya-src-2_1_tar.gz 
  and it defaults to
  amaya-src-2_1_tar.
  trying the default unzips into a 22 meg block
  but doesnt break it down any further
  and i am in the blind as to what other step to follow
  or what name to have given at the name it stage ...
  it seems that this is quite awkward compared to .zip programs
  which simply prompt for a directory (with appropriate
  one like program files\amaya\src as a default and
  then just unpackages each little file where it should go
  if someone has done it with tar.gz format successfully 
  to a windows 95 system  then perhaps they can offer
  notes up on the download site ....   
  
  john russell  VE3LL@RAC.CA
  
  homepage: http://web.cgocable.net/~jrussel
  

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