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arizonagroovejet 03-14-2011 04:23 PM

lzip compressed data
 
How the ****** do I unpack this?

Code:

mike@continuity:~$ file ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz: lzip compressed data, version: 1

Nothing I've found via Google works. E.g.
Code:

mike@continuity:~$ tar Jxvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
xz: (stdin): File format not recognized
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
mike@continuity:~$ xzcat ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
xzcat: ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz: File format not recognized
mike@continuity:~$ tar --lzma -xvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
lzma: (stdin): File format not recognized

I even tried double clicking it in Nautilus but that just got me "There is no command installed for Lzip archive files.
Do you want to search for a command to open this file?" followed by an error when I responded in the affirmative.

colucix 03-14-2011 04:37 PM

You need lzip! Which OS are you running? For OpenSuSE I found it through the "package search" form on the official site, since it is not placed in the standard repositories. Once you have lzip installed you can simply do
Code:

tar xvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
or more explicitly:
Code:

tar --lzip -xvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
Hope this helps.

arizonagroovejet 03-15-2011 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colucix (Post 4290772)
You need lzip!

I thought I had it, but apparently not. I'm using openSUSE 11.4. There isn't an lzip package for 11.4 available from software.opensuse.org but the 11.3 package works.

Thanks!


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