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Re: compressed file

From: Bill Patterson <patterson@computer.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 12:11:33 -0500
Message-ID: <3E26E7C5.5504F8E0@computer.org>
To: Zahid Rahman <zahidr@btconnect.com>
CC: www-jigsaw@w3.org

In Linux you get a 'tar' utility.  It stands for "Tape ARchive" even if no
one uses tape anymore.  You also have 'gzip' which is the GNU zip utility.
Most Linux tars today seem to be able to handle gzip with a -z option.
Check the man file for tar first.  Generally to unpack a .tar.gz file I say
"tar -xvzf <file>.tar.gz".

Bill Patterson

Zahid Rahman wrote:

> I have a compressed file called <filename>.tar.gz.tar
> It doesn't uncompress with winzip which is my usual and favourite.
> Does anybody know what software I can use to extract this kind of file.
Received on Thursday, 16 January 2003 11:36:07 UTC

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