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Old 12-02-2003, 07:58 PM   #1
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How to Unzip tar.gz Files in Redhat 7.2


I'm having problems unzipping tar.gz files.

I've looked it up on the internet, but whatever I try to do, I keep getting errors when I try to unzip them. I don't know what to do anymore. I'd appreciate it if someone could help me out. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:03 PM   #2
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What errors are you getting. The command line syntax is:

tar xzvf filename.tar.gz

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Old 12-02-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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This is what is displayed after I try and extract it:

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:34 PM   #4
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type,

file <filename>

And see what type that says. It looks at the contents not the extension.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:36 PM   #5
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'file foo.tar.gz'

That should tell you what it really is and you'll be able to apply the correct commands. If that doesn't work, try changing the extension - some apps are picky about that.

-- Oops. Teval got there faster.

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Old 12-02-2003, 08:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

One more thing, where do the files that get extracted go once they're exctracted using the aforementioned syntax?
 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:56 PM   #7
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A new directory is made, inside the current one, or they are extracted straight into the current directory.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 09:54 PM   #8
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Try 'tar tzvf foo.tar.gz' and it'll show the file and directory structure that will be extracted.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 08:59 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by newbie2linux
This is what is displayed after I try and extract it:

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
I have received that error several times. It sounds like the file was corrupted. Try redownloading it.
 
  


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