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Old 10-22-2003, 08:00 PM   #1
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tgz vs tar.bz2


So what's the difference betweena *.tgz file and a *.tar.bz2 file? I need to know so I can fix my compiling problem in this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=106091

and why do they always tell you how to extract a tar file? For example, tar -xyz <filename>.tgz. In Mandrake, I just double click it and extract it somewhere. is this the wrong way to extract a file???

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Old 10-22-2003, 08:38 PM   #2
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A tgz is either a slackpack or short for 'tar.gz' which means gzipped. 'tar.bz2' is compressed with bzip which uses a better but slower compression method. And I use 'tar xjf' for those but do whatever works for you.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
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a tar file is just a file that holds several files, the tgz or tar.gz or tar.bz2 are tar files that have been compressed.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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Re: tgz vs tar.bz2

" and why do they always tell you how to extract a tar file? For example, tar -xyz <filename>.tgz. In Mandrake, I just double click it and extract it somewhere. is this the wrong way to extract a file???"

Absolutely not. Same thing, only you are using a gui interface instead of command line. End result is exactly the same.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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thanks guys. I know I've seen this *.tar extension, even in Windows. I remembe WinZip was able to extract Tar files, too! GOod stuff.

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