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Old 09-22-2002, 07:40 PM   #1
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I forgot how to ungzip a .tar.gz file.....


How do I un zip this stupi thing, and either of the two types of files by themselfs.

xxx.tar.gz

xxx.tar

xxx.gz
 
Old 09-22-2002, 07:47 PM   #2
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To unzip a *.tar.gz type the following :
tar -zxvf your_program.tar.gz

to untar a *.tar type the following :
tar -xvf your_file.tar
 
Old 09-22-2002, 07:53 PM   #3
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Uhhhh... !! Whatever happened to those man pages that are installed on every linux system by default...

Check out the man pages here at LQ or there is also a glossary term here that explains how to use tar.
 
  


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