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Old 08-02-2002, 12:25 AM   #1
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Angry uncompress Tar.z file

I am trying to install a software package and the file is compressed i am running mandrake 8.0 package name is cvwserver the mesg i get when I run the command UNCOMPRESS -<CVW-MOO-SERVER-4.0*TAR.Z |TAR XVF (IS)
OLD OPTION 'F' REQUIRES AN ARGUMENT can any one help me.
Old 08-02-2002, 01:49 AM   #2
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I think it should look like this:


Note the space and the hyphen ' - ' at the end of the command. I believe that this tells tar to read from the standard input instead of looking for a file name because you're using the ' F ' option.
Old 08-02-2002, 04:16 AM   #3
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correct command line should be:

uncompress -<file.tar.z | tar xv -

remove the "f" option as you're using "-" instead, this means you are reading the input from stdin (as you are already doing for uncompress).



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