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Perhaps you could tell us what the exact problem is. An error message perhaps; otherwise you're just going to get commands thrown at you where you may have a missing dependency, you may not be specifying the right path, or whatever.
For reference, take a look at the man page for tar; man pages (Manual Pages) are the first page you want to be looking for help on a specific command, and are accessed by
m new to linux and working in php. i have downloaded zend guard but there is problem in unpacking tar,gz... any 1 plz help
Spell out your words, and write clearly. It also would help to give version/distro of Linux, etc.
If you tried to Google this, you would have found an answer very quickly. To ungzip something, it's "gzip -d <filename>". To untar it, "tar xvf <filename>". Since you have a Gzipped TAR file, do one, then the other. Or, as others have said, "tar xvfz <filename>". Reading the man pages on tar and gzip would help, too.
Newer versions of tar automatically detect if the archive is compressed with gzip or bzip2 and automatically executes gunzip or bunzip before extracting.
Remember, the tar format just archives a directory tree into a single file, it does not compress the data. Separate compression tools, like gzip or bzip2, must be run on the archive if you want it to be compressed. This is unlike Microsoft's zip archive format, which has built-in compression.