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Old 12-06-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
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does anyone know how to uncompress a .bz2?

How do you uncompress a .tar.bz2 file?
Old 12-06-2003, 12:19 AM   #2
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You can uncompress the file by typing:

bunzip2 <filename>.bz2

For more information, type man bunzip2 at the command prompt.

Old 12-06-2003, 12:23 AM   #3
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You can unzip and untar at the same time by using the command
tar xvf <filename> --use=bzip2
Old 12-06-2003, 12:24 AM   #4
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I use this if it's .tar.bz2:

# tar -jxvf FILE.tar.bz2

That will also untar it.
Old 12-06-2003, 01:14 AM   #5
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yup.... thanks a lot... got it now !

- Timberwolf a.k.a Aquila
Old 12-06-2003, 04:41 AM   #6
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If you're really lazy, you can do it from inside midnight commander (mc) as well.


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