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kublador 10-08-2003 09:08 AM

how can i decompress this tar.tar file? hmmm sounds new.. tar.tar.. help ;)
 
can someone have a look at this...
by the way..
im using redhat 8 kernel 2.4.18-14 and using gnome.. (if that helps)

i have this "skin.tar.tar" file in /root actually this is an mplayer skin downloaded in the official mplayer website.. how can i extract this? even though i double click it in nautilus and then file roller tries to open this file.. it cant.. and i tried to do everything in the command line.. this is my log:

[root@morgan root]# file skin.tar.tar
skin.tar.tar: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k
[root@morgan root]# bunzip2 skin.tar.tar
bunzip2: Can't guess original name for skin.tar.tar -- using skin.tar.tar.out
[root@morgan root]#


what should i do?
please help.. thanks!

guygriffiths 10-08-2003 09:13 AM

The fact that bunzip2 did not give an error saying that it was in the wrong format probably means it's in bz2 format. If you downloaded in Windows Internet Explorer, tar.tar is the extension it gives tar.bz2 files. So you can just use:
tar xvjf skin.tar.tar
or alternatively, now you have bunzipped it:
mv skin.tar.tar.out skin.tar
tar xvf skin.tar
(the first step's not really necessary, but it helps clarify things in case you want to untar it again later)

guygriffiths 10-08-2003 09:14 AM

sorry, I didn't read the first line properly. It's DEFINITELY a bz2 file.

kublador 10-08-2003 09:51 AM

yes it is a bzip2 ..
and i tried
bunzip2 <filename>

still an error..
hmmmmmmm

guygriffiths 10-08-2003 10:10 AM

What do you mean by "error"?

Quote:

[root@morgan root]# bunzip2 skin.tar.tar
bunzip2: Can't guess original name for skin.tar.tar -- using skin.tar.tar.out
Is not an error, it's a warning. It can't guess what the original name is (since it usually is originalname.bz2) so it uses skin.tar.tar.out
Are there more errors? Please post them is so, otherwise the file skin.tar.tar.out should be in tar format.
Or
tar xvjf skin.tar.tar
should work. If not, what is the error?
Guy

kublador 10-08-2003 11:42 AM

hmmmmmmm
i still dont get it...

/bin/bash 10-08-2003 12:14 PM

Just rename it.
mv skin.tar.tar skin.tar.bz2
tar xjvf skin.tar.bz2

<edit>Or if you already did unzip it then you should name it this:
mv skin.tar.tar.out skin.tar
tar xvf skin.tar


kublador 10-09-2003 01:33 AM

alright.. i will try that one later.. thank you ;)

arunachalam 09-22-2007 11:53 AM

whomever searching this... its working

slimm609 01-14-2008 07:32 AM

I am guessing that you downloaded the file on a windows box then moved it over to linux.


Windows does not know how to handle tar.gz or tar.bz2 so it labels then whatever.tar.tar you have to just move the file back to whatever it was supposed to be.

sohailzpk 02-23-2008 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guygriffiths (Post 524617)
The fact that bunzip2 did not give an error saying that it was in the wrong format probably means it's in bz2 format. If you downloaded in Windows Internet Explorer, tar.tar is the extension it gives tar.bz2 files. So you can just use:
tar xvjf skin.tar.tar
or alternatively, now you have bunzipped it:
mv skin.tar.tar.out skin.tar
tar xvf skin.tar
(the first step's not really necessary, but it helps clarify things in case you want to untar it again later)

yes, I have tried tar xvjf filename.tar.tar and it is working, thank u very much. I was also stucked in this problem. many thanks.


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