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Old 09-25-2006, 03:03 AM   #1
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How to use other charsets with tar/gzip


Im trying to find out how to make tar/gzip to save my files with swedish chars (iso8859-1)

Old 09-25-2006, 05:40 AM   #2
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Could you explain what exactly goes wrong when you try and create tar.gz files?
I often create tar files and never had any problem. I'm French, and also rely on ISO-8859-1 (well, ISO-8859-15 in fact: roughly the same with the EURO sign added).

Old 09-25-2006, 08:31 AM   #3
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this is what is happening.. The upper one is an untared folder.

so you say that there is no need to configure tar / gzip?
what else could it be then?

edit: Sorry for hurting your eyes with windows =)

edit2: fixed. this was a problem with the windows "unpack program". when i run "tar -xf" the files are named right.

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