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Old 10-05-2005, 01:53 AM   #1
sharad durgawad
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can not extract the tar.gz file

From linux machine I checked out the tar.gz package and burnt the
CD using Nero5 in windows.Then I copied the tar.gz package from
CD to linux machine.
Then I performed following operations.

$ tar -xvzf <tar.gz>

I can't extract the tar.gz file with regular tar command.
Also I used gzip and gunzip utilities.
After executing <tar> command it give following error.

tar:skipping to next header
tar:error exit delayed from previous error.
Old 10-05-2005, 02:40 AM   #2
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tar -zvcf <filename>
Old 10-05-2005, 03:19 AM   #3
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Also I used gzip and gunzip utilities.
Did u get the tar ball after using gzip/gunzip?
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Your command to extract the tarball was correct.
You may have a damaged file however. If you used the gunzip program first then do not use the -z option.

You might also use the file command. Sometimes a file is saved with the wrong extension. The "file" command looks inside the file.


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