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Old 12-13-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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What is bz.2 format


I tried downloading a kernal version. It was a ".bz.2" file. What should I do with it?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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What is the exact name of the file you downloaded?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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tar -xvjf xxxx.bz2

fyi, bz2 is one of file compression type/format , just like .zip

man tar

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:13 AM   #4
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tar -xvjf xxxx.bz2

fyi, bz2 is one of file compression type/format , just like .zip

man tar
If its a patch, then that command won't work even though the patch comes as a *bz2 file because the patches are gzipped or bzipped files but they are not tarred. If he downloaded a full kernel source, then yes the command will work.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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try:

bunzip2 filename
 
Old 12-15-2006, 10:09 AM   #6
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I tried downloading a kernal version. It was a ".bz.2" file. What should I do with it?
OK I used bunzip2 connad. It worked. Now another Problem.
what should I use if the file ends with ".tar.bz"
 
Old 12-15-2006, 10:14 AM   #7
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what should I use if the file ends with ".tar.bz"
Code:
$tar xjvf somefile.tar.bz2
Sometimes you will see the files labelled as somefile.tbz. You use the same commands as above to extract the contents.
 
  


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