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Old 12-09-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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error in tar -jvxf

Hi Guys,

I tried to execute this command:

user@localhost~]$ tar -jxvf sblim-sfcc-2.0.2.tar.bz2, and got this message

tar: sblim-sfcc-2.0.2.tar.bz2: Cannot open: Permission denied
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Same error when unpacking this file:

What do you mean by this? What causes this message? How can I unpacked this? Please help me.


Old 12-09-2007, 11:45 PM   #2
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you need to change the permissions on it, to be accessible by your user
Old 12-10-2007, 12:38 AM   #3
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Or cheat and use

sudo tar -jxvf sblim-sfcc-2.0.2.tar.bz2
if you're in the list of sudoers, or

su -c "tar -jxvf sblim-sfcc-2.0.2.tar.bz2"
if you're not but you know the root password. As a side note, if you're not a sudoer but you know root password, make yourself a sudoer and do away with root password. ^_^

By "do away with," I mean stop using 'su' or root (except where needed, such as using YaST or Pirut etc...).

Last edited by LinuxCrayon; 12-10-2007 at 12:39 AM. Reason: Clarification


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