Originally Posted by pixellany
Why??? "tar -xzvf <filename>" too hard??
Do you prefer longer downloads and dealing with multiple files that have not been archived?
unzip for .zip--it is in my distros by default
gunzip for .gz--ditto
I'm having the same problem as the OP. I tried the command but ended up with: "bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'" What does that mean?
Also, I've received this cheery news: "Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors"
Still trying to figure out how to navigate a directory and have googled until smoke comes out of my computer, trying to find something I can understand. As in, "Type this... and then press enter and then type this...". Even my dogs are ignoring me from repeated neglect of time and attention. H-e-l-p!
Archiving...someone please explain. Anyone who doesn't know how to unzip a sticky, messy tarball is lost now...and I'm one of those as yet.
PS- Pixellany, what distros are you using? Anything like that for Ubuntu that you know of?