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Old 06-23-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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Extract multiple bz2 files


i have some files (tarballs?) that are compressed with bunzip2
i would like to extract them all at once.

i tried
Code:
ls *.bz2 | bunzip2
but i keep getting
Quote:
(stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
what is the correct syntax ?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 01:42 AM   #2
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Easiest way to do this:

bunzip2 *bz2

If you really need the ls construct:

ls *bz2 | xargs bunzip2

And this works as well:

for THIS in *bz2; do bunzip2 $THIS; done

There are probably more ways of doing this, these came to mind first.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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is it OK to say thank you in here
or does it considered spam post ?

any way i'll take the Chance, tnx man great help on that
i hate being a newbie.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 05:46 PM   #4
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Cheers,
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:03 AM   #5
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