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Old 05-21-2002, 08:23 PM   #1
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Zipping and Taring and ?

how do i unzip a file in RH7.3 using gnome. when i click on the
!!@#!@#!.tar.gz file an error message pops up saying no viewer available or something similar. I then right click on the zipped file and try to get it to unzip with gzip... or something similar. nothing happens, how can i get this to work? is their an unzipping program that i could d/l or what?
Old 05-21-2002, 08:29 PM   #2
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Try this link from our glossary:
Old 05-21-2002, 08:30 PM   #3
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well easiest way would be to use the command line.

open up the terminal, and type this in:

tar ztfv filename.tar.gz

This is to make sure that the person who made the zip has all the files extracted into a single directory; otherwise you will have files all over the place.

Once you are sure that there is a single place that everything will be extracted to --> Almost everytime there is. Run the following command to actually extract the files.

tar zxvf filename.tar.gz

Also good idea would me to check the man pages for tar, to get a feel of what all the commands do.

man tar

Also a GUI program to do extracting is ARK. It works on KDE, and I think that it should also work on Gnome. I usually just use the command line though.
Old 05-22-2002, 08:17 AM   #4
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Try this lame app:

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