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Old 06-17-2002, 09:57 PM   #1
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what opens a .bz file?


i got a driver for my video card because some guy told me where to get it. it's a tar.bz but what the heck opens .bz? Linux without any extra downloaded stuff doesn't know what it is so what do i need to download to make this thing extract?
 
Old 06-17-2002, 10:34 PM   #2
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bz stands for bzip.You probally need bzip or bunzip to extract it.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:14 PM   #3
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You'll need to use bunzip2 or bzip2 -d to extract a .bz file. You can find all the information on this utility by running man bzip2.

j.

[edit]: Actually, those commands will just uncompress the file. You may need to use tar to do any "extracting" or "opening". If that's the case, the file will most likely have a .tar extension.

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Old 06-17-2002, 11:21 PM   #4
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use "tar xjfv filename.tar.bz" to unzip you tar.bz file
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:30 PM   #5
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sakeeb,

What does the "j" option for tar do? I haven't see that before.

j.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:33 PM   #6
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if you want to unzip a tar.bz file use tar xjfv and for a tar.gz file use tar.xzfv
the j option tells tar to use bzip program to unzip while z option tell to use gzip

see info tar or man info more dtls

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Old 06-17-2002, 11:44 PM   #7
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sakeeb,

I tried using the "j" option and got the following results:

Code:
jpweston@xxx:~/download$ tar -xjfv bluefish-0.7.tar.bz2
tar: invalid option -- j
Try `tar --help' for more information.
I checked the man pages for tar as you suggested and saw no mention of the -j flag. Is there a different version of the tar utility that uses this option?

j.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 12:02 AM   #8
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I use tar -xyf for bz2 and tar -xzf for gz
 
Old 06-18-2002, 12:12 AM   #9
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lackluster,

Thanks. The "y" flag worked for me.

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Old 06-18-2002, 12:13 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by jpweston
Code:
jpweston@xxx:~/download$ tar -xjfv bluefish-0.7.tar.bz2
tar: invalid option -- j
Try `tar --help' for more information.
j.
u dont need to use '-' option just use

tar xjfv bluefish-0.7.tar.bz2
 
Old 06-18-2002, 12:21 AM   #11
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sakeeb,

Still no luck with the "j".

Code:
jpweston@xxx:~/download$ tar xjfv bluefish-0.7.tar.bz2
tar: invalid option -- j
Try `tar --help' for more information.
The "y" option lackluster posted worked out ok and I do see it in the man page for tar.

j.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 12:23 AM   #12
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sakeeb,

I just checked the man page for tar on my Red Hat 7.3 box and there is a listing for the "j" flag. So, it looks like Slackware 8.0 has an older(?) version of tar?

So, either "j" or "y" seems to do the trick depending on your version/distro.

j.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 01:39 AM   #13
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i just verified j option

created a tar.bz file using

tar cjf sakfile.tar.bz sak
rm sak

and untared it using

tar xjf sakfile.tar.bz
 
Old 06-18-2002, 10:23 AM   #14
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Doing man tar shows me a -j flag for bzip2 with tar version 1.13.25. "tar --version" will show you what version you have installed.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 10:53 AM   #15
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This will work with most versions i think

tar --use-compress-program bzip2 -xf [filename.tar.bz2]

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