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Old 10-29-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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tar question


i need to know if a tar file has been compressed...

currently i'm running the command: tar -xvf filename.tar

this tar file is 142GB big. is this a compressed size? if it was the command i'm running wouldn't work right?

i'm wondering because i need to know if i will have enough disk space to extract this file.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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use the file command
file <tar file name>
will say if this is compressed or not.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:16 PM   #3
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never knew i could do this.. thank you!
 
  


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