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Old 07-24-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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how to open a gzip


This one is a simple question. How do I open a gzip file(.gz). I need to know, as I am trying to install WINE. Thnx,
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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ps, i hav slak9.1 and kde3.1
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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If you want to unzip it, use the gunzip command.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 08:52 PM   #4
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Is it .tar.gz ?

I bet it is if you are installing something. Use the following to unpack it (note it is often a wise idea to do this in a new [empty] directory because some tarballs don't have everything in a subdirectory).

tar xzvf filename.tar.gz

Explaination: tar unpacks the archive using these options x=eXtract, z=gunZip everything, v=View everything as it is done so you can see that it is working, and f=File to use.
 
  


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