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Old 05-31-2005, 10:04 AM   #1
Erik_the_Red
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Not successful in opening *.tar.gz files


I downloaded the source for Avida.

I tried to "tar -xvf [filename]", yet it gave me the error message saying:

1. This does not look like a tar archive.
2. Skipping to next header.
3. Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers.

This has happened before.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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Try tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz

HTH
 
Old 05-31-2005, 10:31 AM   #3
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It's a g-zipped tar archive, so first you must gunzip it, and then untar it. Chefmark is correct.

To get this concept, consider:

gzip -d *.tar.gz | tar -xvf

This shows that the archive is un-gzipped first, and then extracted.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 11:04 AM   #4
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Merci beaucoup

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