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Old 07-11-2008, 04:47 AM   #1
johnkalikavunkal
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Thumbs up how to untar files with tar.tar extension


hi everyone

how can i extract the files with tar.tar extension
I downloaded skins for mplayer and i got files such as Abyss-1.7.tar.tar
pls help untaring this file

i am using rhel4 u2

pls also provide skin installation steps. Mplayer is installed in
/usr/local/bin, would i be needing to install skin in that same directory, if yes pls tell how to redirect it to /usr/local/bin

thanks in advance
john k m
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:49 AM   #2
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if it really is two tar files, just untar it twice...

tar xvf blah.tar.tar
tar xvf blah.tar

I assume.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:51 AM   #3
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Maybe it is just a redundant file extension. What is the output of
Code:
file Abyss-1.7.tar.tar
First you can try to use tar in test mode:
Code:
tar tvf Abyss-1.7.tar.tar
and see if it gives the list of files inside the archive or if it prints any error message.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:53 AM   #4
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yeah, normally it's just a regular tar or a tar.gz
 
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It's a tar.gz or tar.bz2 file that is renamed to tar.tar. So rename it back and you'll ok.
If you want to install additional skins copy the skin directory inside /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin

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Last edited by bathory; 07-11-2008 at 05:35 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 05:36 AM   #6
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Or even a tar.bz2. The file command should enlighten us all.
 
  


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