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Old 09-26-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Unsure on command to un-TAR a file


I'm trying to unwrap the file "rt2x00-cvs-daily-.tar.tar"
which is a driver for my wireless network card but i can't fint the command

can you help me please?
Old 09-26-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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It probably should be .tar.gz or .tar.bz2.
For .tar.gz, do:
tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
For .tar.bz2, do:
tar -xjvf filename.tar.bz2
Old 09-27-2007, 02:36 PM   #3
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It was tar.tar but the .gz command worked thanks

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