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Old 03-23-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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how to extract a "tar.bz2" file?


What's the easiest way or command to extract a "tar.bz2" file to the current active folder?

Thanks for the help guys.
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:58 AM   #2
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'tar jxf filename.tar.bz2' should work
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:01 AM   #3
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Open a terminal and type:
tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2
Which will untar it to the current directory. Normally (99% of the time) it will create it's own subdirectory so you don't need to worry about that.
Just so you know:
tar - Tape ARchiver
And the options:
x - extract
v - verbose output (lists all files as they are extracted)
j - deal with bzipped file
f - read from a file, rather than a tape device

"tar --help" will give you more options and info
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #4
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Cool thanks guys!
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:03 PM   #5
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Well, double clicking on it is probably the 'easiest' way..... Often not the fastest way overall but easy, yes...
 
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:02 AM   #6
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Hey thanks! I had the same question!
 
Old 04-19-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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double clicking on it is probably the 'easiest' way,

How would you do that in ssh?
 
Old 05-15-2004, 04:51 PM   #8
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I'm back with another question. How do I view these tar files?
 
Old 05-15-2004, 08:37 PM   #9
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bzip2 -d name-of-file, will unzip the file. Then you can use tar -xvf to open the tarball, then climb into the directory that the tarball created, and either run the program or compile the results.
 
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Originally Posted by guygriffiths View Post
Open a terminal and type:
tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2
Which will untar it to the current directory. Normally (99% of the time) it will create it's own subdirectory so you don't need to worry about that.
Just so you know:
tar - Tape ARchiver
And the options:
x - extract
v - verbose output (lists all files as they are extracted)
j - deal with bzipped file
f - read from a file, rather than a tape device

"tar --help" will give you more options and info
thanks a lot. this works to me.
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:45 PM   #11
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I'm back with another question. How do I view these tar files?
tar tvjf <file>
 
Old 11-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #12
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Wink another way of doing it

to extract in from .bz2 , use below
bzip2 -cd files.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -

and to compress into .bz2 , use below
bzip2 -cd files.tar.bz2 | tar tvf -


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Vinay
 
  


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