Originally posted by dominique
It says: tar: invalid option -- y
I found this thread that says to do: bzip2 -dc archive.tar.bz2 | tar xvf, but when I try that it says: tar: Old option `f' requires an argument.
tar --help doesn't help much:
What should I do?
As below the 'j' option is also a possibility. You may have an older verion of the bzip2 utilities. You can try getting the newest version or yes you can do the bzip2 -dc way, but it's all the same. Look at the manual for bzip2 'man bzip2'. That should help some. But try the z'j'vf option first. Probably just have an older vers.