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I'm trying to install Oracle database onto my Suse linux and before I can install the software itself , according to the instruction, I need to install unzip utility first. In order to, install that unzip (which is in .Z format) , I need to use uncompress command. However, I can't use that command. When I typed "man uncompress" , it shows the man page for uncompress utility. So, I tried finding the binary file but it's not on my hardisk. Is there anyway to get the utility via the internet??? I 've been looking for it and so far I've downloaded some uncompress utility which is not that one. Any direction which lead to the solution of this problem would be very much appreciated.
...I'm trying to install Oracle database onto my Suse linux and before I can install the software itself , according to the instruction, I need to install unzip utility first. In order to, install that unzip (which is in .Z format) , I need to use uncompress command...
What software and OS versions are these? Unzip should be available as a SuSE package if it is not already installed. Why do you need a version ending in .Z?
The "man uncompress" command brings up the gzip man page on my system.
The gzip man page states "gunzip takes a list of files on its command line and replaces each file whose name ends with .gz, -gz, .z, -z, _z or .Z and which begins with the correct magic number with an uncompressed file without the original extension."
The compress/uncompress utils are old style Unix utils that pre-date gzip (gnu-zip) & use the extension .Z .
I believe some versions of gzip/gunzip recognise the format (.Z) and handle them invisibly. iirc, I've even had gzip handle zip/winzip ok as well.