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Old 06-16-2002, 01:22 PM   #1
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Question how to uncompress a file ending with diff.gz


I managed to uncompress the gz part, but I still have a diff ending. what do i do?
 
Old 06-16-2002, 01:25 PM   #2
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What exactly are you trying to do?
 
Old 06-16-2002, 01:43 PM   #3
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I have a file that's suposed to contain the functions "xwdtoppm" and "ppmtogif". I downloaded it , it's name is:
netpbm-10.0-10.1.diff.gz
when I use gunzip, i get an exacutable file with the same name without the gz (ending with diff). I do not get the two functions. one of them (xwdtoppm) is not recognized.
I thought that the uncompression was incomplete. am I mistaking?
I know that the full file should be bigger than 1.5M, but the file ending with diff (after the gunzip) is only 38k.

thanks again.
 
Old 06-16-2002, 01:46 PM   #4
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You have downloaded a "diff" file. The file contains the DIFFerence between two versions of the same source file. You need to use the utility "patch" and apply this diff to the source code.

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