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Old 02-05-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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Getting the buzz on bz2 files

what are tar.bz2 files/programs and what should I do with them. Do they need to be untarred, I have tried but I think Im doing something wrong, I have tried to untar them with tar.gz and so on but it doesnt work. I know the anwer is probably something obvious that I am overlooking.
Old 02-05-2004, 11:28 AM   #2
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bz2 files are ones compressed with bzip2, instead of gzip. To untar them:
tar -xvjf filename.tar.bz2 As well as about a dozen other ways, however, for me, that is the most efficient.



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