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Old 03-21-2002, 06:08 AM   #1
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gunzip command

hi. i had a gz file downloaded , flash file, and used the gunzip command to uncompress the file. it worked, now it is a tar file, but something happen. it is in my home directtory and has properites of 0 bytes. what happen. when i try to open it, it says natilus is unable to view it. any help appreciated. thanks ronss
Old 03-21-2002, 07:39 AM   #2
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If it's a tar file you will have to untar it before you can do anything. I'm not at my Linux box now so here's a guess:
"tar -vx filename.tar" if that gives an error substitute the x for f or y.
In future when you get a file with a tar.gz extension use tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz & that'll do the lot for you
Dunno why it's listed as 0 in size though, you might wanna try downloading it again

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Old 03-21-2002, 07:52 AM   #3
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thanks , i believe i have to download it again.will mark down you suggestion. its the flash application, believe i will forget about it for the moment and concentrated on installing a dvd player, my top priority. later ronss

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Old 03-21-2002, 12:04 PM   #4
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actually, it's "tar -xvf filename.tar", but amp is right, you should have used "tar -xvzf filename.tgz" with the origional file instead.


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