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Seyfert 04-26-2006 01:49 PM

invalid compressed data error
Greetings to all of you. This is my first post, so please forgive my nervousness.

I have been sent a file: filename.dat.gz.

When I put gzip -d filename.dat.gz, I get the following error message:

invalid compressed data--format violated

I also tried this with gunzip. Am I doing something wrong and how do I fix it?:scratch:

Thanks for all your help,

BobNutfield 04-26-2006 04:47 PM


Googling for deccompressing dat.gz files doesn't reveal much, but your attempt appears correct. You might try zcat, which is the same as gunzip -c, but if that doesn't work, it could be that the file was compressed incorrectly.

Sorry couldn't be more help.


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