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Re: compressed file / -z option

From: Zahid Rahman <zahidr@btconnect.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 16:57:32 -0000
Message-ID: <001101c2bd80$5d2bcb90$3471fea9@objectwoszbz07>
To: <www-jigsaw@w3.org>

I tried the command you gave me with Cygwin
and it worked like a dream.
tar -xvzf <file>.tar.gz.tar

I downloaded Cygwin from www.cygwin.com because I am a windows user
and I find I need Cygwin some times.

I had tried the command tar -xf <filename>.tar.gz.tar earlier but that
came back with  a message "this does not look like a tar archive"
I also tried tar -xvf <filename>.tar.gz.tar and that came back with the same

Clearly  the option of -z which you suggested makes the difference.

Thanks V. much

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Patterson" <patterson@computer.org>
To: "Zahid Rahman" <zahidr@btconnect.com>
Cc: <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: compressed file

> 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
> "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 11:58:29 UTC

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