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Old 08-06-2002, 07:00 PM   #1
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tar gz files unpack

how i can unpack a tar gz file
Old 08-06-2002, 07:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ, Attika.

The best way (in my opinion) to unpack a .tar.gz file would be to do so from the command line. For example,

tar xvzf /wherever/the/file/is/something.tar.gz

Don't forget, though, that if you download a .tar.bz2 file, the command will be subtely different:

tar xvjf /wherever/the/file/is/something.tar.bz2

You can then move into the directory that was created (normally with the same, or a similar, name to the file you just unzipped) and see what's in it.

Hope this helps.


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