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.tar.tar? Use this first:
to determine what the heck it is, then to untar a simple .tar file:
tar xvf filename.tar
so I'd supposed just do that twice?
tar xvf filename.tar.tar THEN when it extracts filename.tar from that, then:
tar xvf filenamr.tar
The reason I didn't think he/she needs the Z in xvzf is because I see no gzip on the end there. But it may just be a typo(as you suggested), and is actually a gzipped tar, which would make a little more sense.
I just checked the names of the files on the download site and they are filenames.tar.bz2, but most downloaded as filename.tar.tar instead of filename.tar.bz2. So I guess I change the last .tar to a .bz2 and continue as normal.
What did you d/l them with? I have heard of the newest version of Mozilla automagically unzipping files for you during the download. This might be the resulting file. If it's a bzip2, the command is:
tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2
he he he, don't you love the internet, anyone can take you for any sex, age, race, whatever.
Anyway, you poor poor guy, IE. Yeah, I'd look into just giving it a try with the directions for the bz2:
tar xvjf filename.tar.tar (or even try changing the name of the file if this doesn't work to .tar.bz2).
If it's not a big deal, what program is this? Might give someone else a chance to try to "emulate" your situation and work their way out a little easier.
mmmhhhh, just back from breaky. The files are from the cvs folder on the LFS site which I'm working on at home........some of the files d/l'ed are ok though......but I can't try them out til I get home. Come on the europeans (Ryder Cup)
Tanks MasterC. I didn't realize the lfs-packages tarball contained all the packages needed for LFS.....I thought it was just a collection of other packages to add to LFS, and I was about to download it too.....so that's saved me.