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Old 11-17-2001, 01:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy tar command


How can I extract a .tgz file?

Is it same as tar?

I tried tar -xfz XXX.tgz, but failed.

Any idea?


Old 11-17-2001, 02:50 AM   #2
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what was the error it gave you if any, cause that seems right to me on what you tried...

did you try the correct path and correct filename?? not to make it so it sounds stupid, but once i was untarring a file, it kept saying it didn't exist and i was dumbfounded when i was forgetting a dash ( - ) in it...
Old 11-17-2001, 04:41 AM   #3
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tgz is short for tar.gz

Use tar xvzf filename.tgz
Old 11-17-2001, 06:52 AM   #4
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that would be:

tar -zxf yourfile.tgz

It is necesary that yourfile.tgz follows right after the f parameter.....
Old 11-17-2001, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for all of your help. I can tar it now.




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