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Old 12-31-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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HELP ME PLEASE! TAR file??


hi, i downloaded this music file thing, and it wont open because my computer doesnt recognize "TAR". how do i extract TAR..or how do i get my music to play? - thanks
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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more details please! A *.tar file is compressed, like a *.zip file.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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sorry man, as you can see im not really good in computers...and well, what do you want to know? like...the files on the desktop..and i right clicked it and went to properties..and the "file tyte" is "TAR FILE" ...thats all it really says..
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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Are you on Windows or Linux?

If you're on windows download winrar and make sure it's associated with the .tar file type. After installation you should be able to uncompress the file using winrar and then use it.

If you're on linux then it should just be a matter of typing "man tar" and reading that man page. However since you probably would want the easy way out it would be

"tar -xvf filename.tar"

the x is for extract the v is for verbose and the f is for filename.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:02 PM   #5
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if it's just a .tar file then...

Code:
tar -xvf yourfiletobeuntared
if it's a .tar.gz file then...

Code:
tar -zxvf fileyouruntaring
if it's a tar.bz2 file....

Code:
tar -jxvf fileyouruntaring
One more command i have for you...

Code:
man tar
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:05 PM   #6
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cool i got windows....but where would i write those codes??
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:16 PM   #7
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If you're on Winsucks those code wont do you any good. You have to download a utility to extract them like winrar , the one mjl3434 mentioned.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:18 PM   #8
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If you had GNU/Linux, then you'd type those commands in a shell. Since you're on windows, don't type anything and see the suggestion above in post #4
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:22 PM   #9
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alright guys. THANKS! !
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:41 PM   #10
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man im really really confused...i D/l winrar....and so i associated it with .TAR , but it still wont play? all the .TAR files have turned into 'winrar archives' how do i switch it to ZIP?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:10 PM   #11
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waite i got it my bad
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:18 PM   #12
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So what is this music file thing you downloaded? Windows stuff is usually compressed is in a zip format. What happened when you tried to extract the files via winrar?
 
  


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