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Old 04-08-2002, 09:03 PM   #1
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how do you unpack


how do you unpack a .bz2 file. I did tar -zxvf nameoffile.bz2 and it gave me a error/
 
Old 04-08-2002, 09:06 PM   #2
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did you try actaully reading the man page for tar? if you did you'd se that the z tag is for gzip files, while y or j is for bzip2 files.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 09:14 PM   #3
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did you try actaully reading the man page for tar? if you did you'd se that the z tag is for gzip files, while y or j is for bzip2 files.
to tell the truth some one told me how to do it i didnt know there was a file that i could look this info up on.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 08:26 AM   #4
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yeah dood... the following command will work miracles for you:

# man <command>

gadzooks, batman! it's a manual for the command!!! ;-)
 
Old 04-09-2002, 11:05 AM   #5
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Yes it is better to read the man pages when you are in need of help but since that has been said here you go:

To unpack bzip2 tarball: (.tar.bz): tar -Ixvf /path/to/archive.tar.bz2

To unpack bzip2 file: (.bz2): bzip2 -d /path/to/archive.bz2
 
Old 04-09-2002, 03:23 PM   #6
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yeah dood... the following command will work miracles for you:

# man <command>

gadzooks, batman! it's a manual for the command!!! ;-)
thanks for the tip didnt know that one.
 
  


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