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arizonagroovejet 03-14-2011 05:23 PM

lzip compressed data
How the ****** do I unpack this?


mike@continuity:~$ file ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz: lzip compressed data, version: 1

Nothing I've found via Google works. E.g.

mike@continuity:~$ tar Jxvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
xz: (stdin): File format not recognized
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
mike@continuity:~$ xzcat ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
xzcat: ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz: File format not recognized
mike@continuity:~$ tar --lzma -xvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
lzma: (stdin): File format not recognized

I even tried double clicking it in Nautilus but that just got me "There is no command installed for Lzip archive files.
Do you want to search for a command to open this file?" followed by an error when I responded in the affirmative.

colucix 03-14-2011 05:37 PM

You need lzip! Which OS are you running? For OpenSuSE I found it through the "package search" form on the official site, since it is not placed in the standard repositories. Once you have lzip installed you can simply do

tar xvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
or more explicitly:

tar --lzip -xvf ddrescue-1.14.tar.lz
Hope this helps.

arizonagroovejet 03-15-2011 04:53 AM


Originally Posted by colucix (Post 4290772)
You need lzip!

I thought I had it, but apparently not. I'm using openSUSE 11.4. There isn't an lzip package for 11.4 available from but the 11.3 package works.


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