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Old 02-21-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
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How do you open a *.bz2 file?

I just got the new ut2k4 linux demo, and it's in *.bz2 format, ark didn't work with it, and i d/l unrar, it didnt work with it either. i did a google search on it, it turned out i have to install bz2 package, using the folliwning command:

apt-get install bzip2

but i dont have apt in my /etc/ folder

any suggestions?

ps i'm using mandrake 9.2 with kde
Old 02-21-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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bunzip2 will do it if installed which should be standard on most distros.

man bunzip2 for more details.


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