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Old 10-01-2003, 08:09 AM   #1
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Extracting From Console

Im very new to linux and i was just wondering how i can extract a file to a directory from the console. Such as what command would i type in . Thanks in advance and please dont laugh at me.
Old 10-01-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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If you have a *.tar archive, you use $ tar xvf *.tar (the '$' is not part of the command, it just shows that you should type this in the command line, the '*' is the name of your archive)
*.tar files aren't compressed really, they are just some files packeged into one
If you have a *.tar.gz, you should use $ tar xzvf *.tar.gz
*.tar.gz archives are compressed with gzip
If you have a *.tar.bz2 you should first do $ bunzip2 *.tar.bz2
Then you will have a *.tar file, which one can be untar'ed via $ tar xvf *.tar
*.tar.bz2 are compressed with bunzip2

I hope I helped.
Old 10-01-2003, 08:30 AM   #3
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yes it did and thank you very much.


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