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Old 01-22-2004, 04:04 PM   #1
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Problem with tar.gz file

Hi !

I use RH 8.

I am logged as root and I try to open a file linux-2.4.18-ow0.tar.gz

I tried the comnnad:

tar -zxvf linux-2.4.18-ow0.tar.gz

and I recive the following error:

gzip:stdin:unexpected end of file
tar:child returned status 1
tar:error exit delayed from previos errors.

whats going on?

Old 01-22-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but maybe is that archive damaged
Old 01-22-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
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Try using:

file linux-2.4.18-ow0.tar.gz

The file command should then tell you what sort of file it is. If it doesn't say it is gzipped, it could be bzipped instead, or even just a tar file - or just corrupt. Either way, file should be able to tell you
Old 01-22-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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try the command without the "-"
i.e: tar zxvf linux-2.4.18-ow0.tar.gz
i dont use the "-" and i got no probs
Old 01-22-2004, 05:01 PM   #5
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i use xvzf all the time.

does it really matter what order you put those commands?

(edit: xvzf without a dash)


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