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Old 09-02-2002, 06:31 AM   #1
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Lightbulb archives


Hi there!

Could someone give me a link or some info about unpacking archives(tar,gz,zip,bz2...etc) under console.

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Old 09-02-2002, 10:00 AM   #2
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For Tar archive try

man tar

For gZip archive try

man gzip

For bZip2 archive try

man bzip2


You can also use the "info" command on the above if you prefer. For compressed tar archives you can gunzip with argument -z and for bunzip2 use the argument -j under Slack 8.1. For earlier versions it was -y if recall correctly.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 01:24 PM   #3
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standard tar.gz files:
tar xvzf filename.tar.gz

standard .tar.bz2 can be done 2 ways:
bzcat filename.tar.bz2 | tar xv OR
tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2

.tgz can be done the same way as .tar.gz

zip:
unzip

Cool
 
Old 09-02-2002, 01:50 PM   #4
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But aren't there a lot of other archives?

PS. I thought that tgz: gzip -cd filename|tar xvf -
thanks anyway!
 
Old 09-02-2002, 03:01 PM   #5
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Well, I suppose there be a lot of different archive formats out there. The types listed above are the ones most common under Linux as nondistro type archives. There are special ones like pkgtool, and rpm, etc. But whatever the flavor, I would suggest just trying the archive type with the "man" command and see if it brings up any info. For example, "man rpm" will bring info on the RedHat Package Manager. If it is not found then most likely no support for it is installed. You would then need to research who produced the archive to see if Linux support is available.

Just to see what it would produce I googled "Archive" and received 48 million possiblities. No, I did not go through them all. Just the first page.
 
  


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