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Old 05-30-2003, 05:44 AM   #1
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Unpacking.tgz files

I have downloaded flash-0.4.10.tgz to my home directory and tried to unpack it with tar -zxvf flash-0.4.10.tgz,this was the outcome.
linux:/home/Kat12 # tar -zxvf flash-0.4.10.tgz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
linux:/home/Kat12 #


Old 05-30-2003, 07:24 AM   #2
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Check the filesize, and type:
file filename.tgz

It might not be gzipped, in which case:
tar xvf filename.tgz
Without the z

Old 05-30-2003, 07:25 AM   #3
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Try it without the "z" option. If you used a browser to download, sometimes the files are uncompressed "on the fly" before saving to disk. You can do a "file flash-0.4.10.tgz" to see what your system thinks it is, either tar archive or gzip compressed data.
Old 05-30-2003, 07:28 AM   #4
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well if it is not in gzip format drop the z option:

$tar -xvf flash-0.4.10.tgz

good luck.
Old 05-30-2003, 07:31 AM   #5
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hmmm...3 people with the same thought at the same time...scary


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