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Old 07-05-2003, 07:27 PM   #1
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problems with tar


I am trying to untar a whole list of gkrellm themes at the same time. So in the directory the themes are located in I went "tar -xvvzf *". All that happened was a whole lot of errors messages that print out the themes name then "Not found in archive". All the files where tar.gz format.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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maybe the file is corrupted?
 
Old 07-05-2003, 07:39 PM   #3
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I dont think so because if I untar them one at a time it works but there is like 118 of them and I dont want to do that.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 01:05 AM   #4
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I might have been a little unclear before about what I was doing. I am not trying to untar one file. What I did was untar the GKrellM-Skins.tar.gz from www.muhri.net . Now I have 119 skins in tar.gz format. So I want to untar all of them with one command as stated above. What was wrong with my early command?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 01:16 AM   #5
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Code:
for i in *.tar.gz; do tar -xvzf $i; done
will process each one in a row.

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