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Old 05-31-2004, 04:31 AM   #1
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.tar.gz problems

i downloaded a .tar.gz file. i decompressed it via the tar xvzf <filename>.tar.gz command. just curious if this type of decompression can alter the decompressed files.
Old 05-31-2004, 04:35 AM   #2
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I am sure it won't alter anything. .tar.gz is a two step process as you know. You first archive or tarball it using Tar command. It makes only a huge archive of the folder with all the directory structure intact. Then you use gzip command to compress it.

Personally what I do with these .tar.gz file is this ...

$gunzip -c filename.tar.gz | tar xvf -

It never fails and doesn't alter anything...

Hope that helps...


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