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Old 11-22-2004, 06:31 AM   #1
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Question tar.tar


How do you unzip a file that says tar.tar at he end ?????

Sorry for the dum question!!!!
 
Old 11-22-2004, 06:43 AM   #2
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This is probably a .tar.gz or a .tar.bz2 file that has had its file extension mangled by Microsoft Internet Explorer, in order to match the MIME type of the file.

Back to Linux, use
Code:
file *.tar.tar
to find out if you have a bzip2 (.bz2) or gzip (.gz) compressed file. Then correct the filename
Code:
mv file.tar.tar file.tar.bz2 or gz
and then go as normal.

Alternatively, it could be a tar file contained inside another tar file (a rather pointless thing to do, but possible). In which case, untar it to extract the [b].tar[b] file, then untar that as normal.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help and I knwo I can figure it out but need to print this urgently, coudl you be so ind and tell me what the commands shoudl be to extract this file?
 
Old 11-22-2004, 06:51 AM   #4
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tar -xvf blah.tar.tar

may well leave you with another tar? inwhich case the same on that file too....
 
Old 11-22-2004, 08:17 AM   #5
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For the life of me I just can not get this file to uncompress so that I can access the contents....what it is is the rute book that when you download it, it download as follows rute.pdf.bz2.pdf or rute.html.tar.tar............

How do I get this file to extract????
 
Old 11-22-2004, 09:02 AM   #6
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Code:
mv rute.html.tar.tar rute.html.tar
tar xvf rute.html.tar
should work
 
  


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