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Old 05-15-2002, 01:45 AM   #1
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What is the diff between tgz; tar.gz; gz; zip; ace; rar... etc. The main ones I am wondering about are tgz and tar.gz

Old 05-15-2002, 02:07 AM   #2
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tar.gz --> created by tar -czvf folder
--> extracted by tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz

zip --> created by zip/winzip ..
--> extraxted by unzip

ace --> no idea

rar --> zip archives too,but not popular in linux.

tgz --> =tar.gz or
--> =slackware's binary packages format
Old 05-15-2002, 02:25 AM   #3
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Cool, thanks for the in depth answers. Also, what is the -cvzf? Is that the name of the program? Ooooh, actually, I know. That's the options for tar. But what do they mean? Thanks. Nevermind, I can just do a man tar. I gotta get the Navy to install Linux on these PC's so I can learn with em. I sit here all night at work and have to use a NT PC. It sucks. Not too unstable for Winsucks though.

Cool, thanks.
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Well, tgz is just a renaming convention for tar.gz, due to 8+3 DOS filename limitation, AFAIK.


Old 05-15-2002, 01:03 PM   #5
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ace is just another compression format than zip, used more or less frequently in Windows. It has quite impressive compression ratios!
Old 05-15-2002, 01:44 PM   #6
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if you are on a windows box I would recommend ace. It seems to be easier to work with and the compression is much better!


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