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Old 07-07-2003, 03:22 PM   #1
bruce64
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unzipping files using bz2


Good afternoon,
I am trying to unzip and install java onto my system. I am unfamiliar with how to properly unzip bz2 files. Any help would be appreciated!

Bruce
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
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To unzip a file that is only compressed with bz2 use
bunzip2 filename.bz2
to unzip things thar are compressed with .tar.bz2 use
tar -xvjpf filename.tar.bz2
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:42 PM   #3
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It worked!

Hey Darin,
Thanks a lot, this did the trick!

bp
 
Old 07-16-2003, 01:10 PM   #4
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I have a file docs.tar.gz2. When I try bunzip2 docs.tar.gz2 or tar -xvjpf docs.tar.gz2, I am informed that the file isn't a bz2 file and that child status is (2). I don't remember the command I was told to use to compress the file in the first place (a couple of months ago). What else can I try?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 01:42 PM   #5
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I don't know if this happened to you, but a certain browser will do you the favor of unzipping a file during a download without renaming it. Try using the file command to check the file type.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:10 PM   #6
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wrong unzip

Good afternoon JD,
You should use gunzip not bunzip. Notice your file name - docs.tar.gz2 because the file ends with gz2, this should tip you off to use gunzip. if it were bz2, then bunzip. I hope this clears things up for you. Good luck!

B64
 
Old 07-17-2003, 02:51 PM   #7
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The gz2 was a mistake in transcribing (it actually was bz2), but I'll make a note of that for future reference. Stickman's suggestion that Mozilla would probably unzip it worked. Thanks, Bruce.
 
  


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