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Old 03-01-2002, 07:53 AM   #1
matin
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How to extract (unpack) file in "A" driver


I try to extract file in "A" driver :
eg:

[root@localhost floppy] # ls

alsa-driver-0.5.12a.tar.bz2

[root@localhost floppy] # tar zxvf alsa-driver-0.5.12a.tar.bz2

error message:
gzip:Stdin:not in gzip format
tar:Child returned status /
tar:Error exit delayed from previous errors

Any one can help me how to extract this file and install it .Thanks.
 
Old 03-01-2002, 07:59 AM   #2
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It's a bz2 file and not a gzip file. If your tar program was compiled with support for bz2 files then you can run.

tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2

otherwise you could do:

bzcat filename.tar.bz2 | tar xv
 
  


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