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Old 04-01-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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help uncompressing file format


being slightly new to linux i am having a hard time trying to uncompress a file with the ext .tgz I have tarred a lot of files with .tar.tz and installed without any problems but what command would i use in console.
I get file or directory not found ..I search here for the answer before asking...thanks for all your help
 
Old 04-01-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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For a file with tgz is usually a gzipped tarball so to uncompress

tar xvzf thefile.tgz

That should work.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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the extension tgz is typically (though not always) identifying a Slackware package. It's a little different that a g-zipped tar archive (tarball) with the extension tar.gz. You can uncompress a slack-pack however.

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Old 04-01-2004, 07:11 PM   #4
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thanks fo rthe help bu tthe file must be corrupted..i tried that command over and over and i get .......Cannot open: No such file or directory
(child) error is not recoverable exiting now
child returned statues 2
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:14 PM   #5
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No such file or directory means that the file doesn't exist, not that its corrupt, are you in the right directory and entering the right name for the file?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:40 PM   #6
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at console i typed pwd then ls and it shows it there..I have been trying this for over a week on 2 different pc running to different linux's and i get the same thing ..Only in konqueror i can see it uncompressed but then its not excutable.. i then try chmod +x and i get no such firl or directory on that
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:43 PM   #7
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In Konqueror right click, and select decompress here...

If that doesn't work. I'd try downloading another copy.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:16 PM   #8
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Same thing......thank you for all of your help...a friend gave it to me to see if i could get to open ...he couldnt also...again thanks i told hm a forums would be the way to go for help...:-)
 
  


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