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Old 06-06-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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Mandrake and compressing files

can mandrake linux de/compress .tgz? if u have time, anyother de/compressions formats?
Old 06-06-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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Yes. *.tgz is sometimes used to denote a *.tar.gz file which can be decompressed like this:
tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
But: a *.tgz is more commonly used for binary programs for Slackware and some BSD's - you'll most likely want to find an RPM or a *.tar.gz

As for other compression techniques, there is *.tar.bz2 which is decompressed like this:
tar -xjvf filename.tar.bz2
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