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Old 06-09-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
Juicyapple
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where is TAR ? bash: tar: command not found


Hello,
How can i extract a .tgz file ?

tar -zxvf sample.tar.gz gives the result --> bash: tar: command not found

echo $PATH gives the result --> /usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin

Could someone explain ?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Well, looking at this Suse v9 server in front of me, its /bin/tar.
Maybe you could tell us which distro & version you've got?
Also, this will find it (sic)

find / -name tar -type f -print 2>/dev/null

run as root
 
Old 06-09-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Another quick way is to do
Code:
whereis tar
This isn't nearly as thorough as using find but it will usually get the job done.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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Tar is in /bin/tar.

tar is a GNU package, and so should be there, what distro are you using?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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re: distribution
The server is a Hosted Server. running PLESK 8.4.
System info is as follows.
'./configure' '--build=i686-redhat-linux-gnu' '--host=i686-redhat-linux-gnu' '--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu'

I have only SSH access (Chrooted),
however the above posted commands i cannot seems to run with success.
bash: whereis: command not found
bash: uname: command not found
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:18 AM   #6
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try my 'find' cmd as root
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:58 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juicyapple View Post
re: distribution
The server is a Hosted Server. running PLESK 8.4.
System info is as follows.
'./configure' '--build=i686-redhat-linux-gnu' '--host=i686-redhat-linux-gnu' '--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu'

I have only SSH access (Chrooted),
however the above posted commands i cannot seems to run with success.
bash: whereis: command not found
bash: uname: command not found
All these commands would usually be found in /bin and /usr/bin and there is no good reason for a hosted server to not allow you to have them.

You don't need to run find as root. What is the output of:

2>/dev/null find / -type f -name tar

But can you get root? If the file is not found, you may be able to load it via yum.

Last edited by Duckslammer; 06-10-2009 at 03:00 AM.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 09:32 AM   #8
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The final word: ...... i contacted the Host Provider.........Yes TAR, GZIP and other utilities are infact installed however since my SSH access was restricted to "bin/bash ( Chrooted )" i am unable to utilize TAR. It is simply a permission issue. Thanks all !
 
  


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