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Sometimes, I can't uncompress some the compressed files that I download from web, for example, *.tar, * .tar.gz in linux, however, some of these can be uncomprsed by winrar in windows.
Last edited by Xiangbuilder; 08-31-2003 at 07:33 AM.
Are you sure its .tar and not .tar.gz? Files are almost never distributed as just a .tar since zipping it to a .tar.gz saves on download time. If it is a .tar.gz, the command you gave isn't quite right. Instead try
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
The z flag will first unzip the file, then it will untar it. Of course, as Zenith suggested, be sure you are in the right directory.
Finally, to avoid typos, most console shells have a cool feature that uses theTAB key. If you start typing a file name, and then hit TAB, the console will fill in the rest of the file name. So type tar -zxvf seti and then hit the tab key. Save your fingers!
it is not ziped, login as root,
1. dubble click "home" on the desktop.
2. click the up arrow
3. go to the folder inwhich seti is at
4. top of screen, click tools, and open temnial window (something like that)
5. tar xvf seti (tab)
now it is untared
good luck geting it to run, I still working on that. (but seti cmd. line is running on my winblows box)