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Old 10-05-2003, 01:07 AM   #1
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Uncompress command


Why is the uncompress command not working on my system? Please dont tell me i need the devel packages installed. Thanks
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:40 AM   #2
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huh?
uncompress what?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:57 AM   #3
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tar -zxvf

or

gunzip

they both work for different decompressions. Good luck
 
Old 10-05-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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Paste here some logs. We can't help you if we don't know what exactly is the problem.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:44 AM   #5
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Ive downloaded a binary tar.Z and i found several websites that say to use the command uncompress before tar -xvjf. But ive never heard of uncomress before and im thinking maybe its an old command or something.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:15 PM   #6
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Then, in xterm, go

tar -xvjf <full file name>
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:19 PM   #7
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ok you can combine the uncompress and untar functions with the z
in tar

tar -xvzf <package name>.tar.gz

or
gunzip <package name> .tar.gz
then
tar -tvf <package name>.tar
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:20 PM   #8
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