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Old 08-10-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
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[SOLVED] how to extract tar.xz file?


Hi,
My distro is RHEL 5?
How do I extract tar.xz file?

Thanks
Kiran

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

According to the man page for tar the following option(s) extract tar.xz files:
Code:
-J, --xz       filter the archive through xz
Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

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Eric
 
Old 08-10-2012, 03:13 AM   #3
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Hi,
My distro is RHEL 5?
How do I extract tar.xz file?

Thanks
Kiran
You can use xz too. http://tukaani.org/xz/
 
Old 08-10-2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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Redhat EL5 is old and uses an old version of tar ( version 1.15 ).

A contemporary OS has e.g. tar-1.26, which automatically recognizes xz,
and you can do : tar xvf archive.tar.xz

RHEL 5 : 1) xz -d archive.tar.xz
2) tar xvf archive.tar

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:42 AM   #5
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I installed xz and tried with xz -d <archive.tar.xz>
Thank you all.
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