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Old 04-06-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
rohr
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Unhappy decompressing .ps.gz not possible


hello, i have downloaded a file whose format is .ps.gz
yet, if i try to decompress it via the command:
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gunzip filename.ps.gz
i get the following:
Code:
gunzip: /filename.ps.gz: not in gzip format
if i try to gather information about the file i get

Code:
file filename.ps.gz
/buczak98.ps.gz: PostScript document text conforming at level 3.0
so what is the format of the file?
how can i decompress it?

Thans you!
 
Old 04-06-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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Maybe it's not compressed and just picked up the suffix ".gz" from somewhere. Have you tried to read it with a postscript viewer?

Otherwise you could try the -f option to force decompression

gunzip -f filename.ps.gz

John
 
Old 04-11-2005, 04:11 AM   #3
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thanks it works now!

Bye
 
  


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