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Old 06-14-2003, 02:04 PM   #1
thandorias
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Need help with tar.gz file


when i type in the command line in my terminal under root

gunzip (filename)

it tells me its not a gunzip file yet the extention on it says tar.gz

so i try typing
tar xvf (filename)

and it says

plugger-4.0/Makefile
tar: plugger-4.0/Makefile: time stamp 2001-12-07 09:59:20 is 18993218 s in the future
plugger-4.0/plugger.7
tar: plugger-4.0/plugger.7: time stamp 2001-12-07 06:37:12 is 18981090 s in the
future
plugger-4.0/README
tar: plugger-4.0/README: time stamp 2001-12-07 10:06:46 is 18993664 s in the future
plugger-4.0/COPYING
plugger-4.0/pluggerrc
tar: plugger-4.0/pluggerrc: time stamp 2001-12-05 13:14:01 is 18832099 s in the
future
plugger-4.0/plugger.so
tar: plugger-4.0/plugger.so: time stamp 2001-12-07 06:14:54 is 18979752 s in the future
plugger-4.0/plugger-4.0
tar: plugger-4.0/plugger-4.0: time stamp 2001-12-07 06:14:54 is 18979752 s in the future

what kind of gunzip file is this.. if you cant unzip the thing... what do i do???

 
Old 06-14-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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try "tar xvfz <file>"
 
Old 06-14-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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It looks that the file was uncompresses when you simily used 'tar xvf'. It is possible, of course, but should not happen.

In fact
gunzip filename.tar.gz
tar xvf filename.tar
is the same as
tar zxvf filename.tar.gz
(the second method is shorter, so it's more popular).
 
Old 06-14-2003, 10:01 PM   #4
thandorias
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beleive me ive tried dunzip, gzip, tar xvf, tar zxvf, and a few others... everything either tells me its not a gzip file and that bunch of lines that i told ya. I just dont know what to do with those few i download that do that because ive had a few of those.

Just tryin to get me a plug in to support java applets on oppera 7.11 and mozilla 1.2.1 so that i can play this nice little text game called a mud hehe. I like to play those games. Thats basically what that file was. Some of the files i downloaded that had the same name work but a select few didnt. Any idea where i can get one that will support a java applet. Heres the site im going to, to play with this java applet: http://www.merentha.com/Telnet/ thats the site i go to play the game. Im eventually gonna download the linux gmud or whatever program, but just wanting to get this java stuff done.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 11:49 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by thandorias
Any idea where i can get one that will support a java applet.
You can get the latest Java runtime with plugin here: http://java.sun.com
 
Old 06-14-2003, 11:54 PM   #6
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run:
Code:
file filename.tgz
and it will tell you what kind of file it is.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:20 AM   #7
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try other files tar.gz. I think your file was bad
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:29 AM   #8
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if your sure it's a .tar.gz file then the prescribed
tar -zxvf filename
should work fine... if it's a tar.b2z file then
tar -jxvf filename
is what you should be using
 
  


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