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Old 06-09-2003, 09:06 PM   #1
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.tar.tar file


I am trying to install a file that has the extension ".tar.tar" Is this the same as .tar.gz? I have never seen this one before. What do I have to do to install it?
 
Old 06-09-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
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depends :)

Might be just tared twice (no compresssion),
might have been named wrong ...

Try
tar -xvf

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Old 06-09-2003, 09:44 PM   #3
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Yeah - I usually go ahead and try to untar or ungzip or whatever and if I get error messages I rename it. (Just posted about renaming in another thread.) The file *is* something, so just stick an extension on that makes the utility happy. *g* The names and extensions that get slapped on a lot of files are bizarre.

Would 'file foo' work on that to magic out what it was? Maybe try that. *shrug*
 
Old 06-09-2003, 10:39 PM   #4
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Quote:
Would 'file foo' work on that to magic out what it was?
Heh ... it does :)

I was just toying around with a bunch of
files cp'ed to fooX, and file identified them ;)
properly...

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Old 06-09-2003, 11:03 PM   #5
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Yeah, 'cuz it doesn't care what the file is named, it cares about the first few bits of the file. . . That's the magic of magic. . .
Gotta love real OSs. . . =-}
(sorry, I'm not trying to start more wars, filename dependancy is just a pet peeve of mine. . .)
 
  


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