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Re: compressed file

From: Bill Patterson <patterson@computer.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 12:24:51 -0500
Message-ID: <3E26EAE2.ED192A0F@computer.org>
To: Zahid Rahman <zahidr@btconnect.com>, www-jigsaw@w3.org

I should have mentioned that I only know how to do this in Linux and other
Unices.  It is a different compression format from the one Winzip uses,


Bill Patterson wrote:

> 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.
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