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Old 04-15-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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how do you open a tarball in linux puppy 525


my distro is puppy linux 525. downloaded from internet a program that has a file i think is a tarbal. tto open it how do you do it. thank you
 
Old 04-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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man tar will give you the various options depending on how it's compressed, but generally all you need is:

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tar xf <tarball>.tar.<extension>
 
Old 04-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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You should search the forums for the answer to this one. It's really easy.

1st
Quote:
cd /tarball/dir
2nd
Quote:
tar xf file.tar.gz
or
Quote:
tar jf file.tar.bz2
the extracted file will have the name of the original file without the .tar.gz, .tar.xz, & .tar.bz2 tag on the end. Just cd to that name and go from there.

In a console or terminal of your choice type in

Quote:
man tar
that will give you the breakdown of how to use tar.

Good luck & hope this helps.
 
  


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