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Old 08-19-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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How to unzip/uncompress .tar.bz2

Which program to use to unzip/uncompress the file with extension abc.tar.bz2

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Old 08-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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$ tar xfj abc.tar.bz2

Add a 'v' if you want to see all the names go scrolling by:

$ tar xvfj abc.tar.bz2
Old 08-19-2006, 08:52 PM   #3
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tar xvjf whateverfile
Old 08-20-2006, 12:48 AM   #4
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No need to specify the compression type with tar now, so you can just use
tar xvf whatever.tar.bz2
tar xvf whatever.tar.gz


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