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Old 12-14-2003, 01:53 AM   #1
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unpacking tar file


hey guys

i want to unpack a tar file
i type this:

tar bzflag-1.10.20031209.tar.gz

then it gives me this:

tar: Old option 'b' requires an argument.
Try 'tar --help' for more information


if anyone can help me with my problem that would be great

thanks guys
 
Old 12-14-2003, 02:19 AM   #2
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The command to untar a file which is tarred and gzipped (such as bzflag-1.10.20031209.tar.gz) is:

tar xzvf bzflag-1.10.20031209.tar.gz

For a file which is tarred and bzipped (such as bzflag-1.10.20031209.tar.bz2):

tar xjvf bzflag-1.10.20031209.tar.bz2

Of course, you could have saved yourself some time, and saved some space in this forum, by simply typing 'tar --help' for more information. That's why your computer so thoughtfully offerred the suggestion. And for almost any command, you can type 'man command' (such as 'man tar') to get information about the use of the command.

BTW your profile says RedHat, but you're posting in a Slackware forum. Could make a difference.

Enjoy!
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Old 12-14-2003, 02:31 AM   #3
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oh thanks Cerbere

oops
i forgot to add slackware to my distro's heh heh

ok i untared and stuff and did the make install and all that stuff now how do i run the game? lol

thanks
 
Old 12-14-2003, 02:46 AM   #4
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I've never tried bzflag, but there should be a README file. I'd read it.

[edit]
You should also check out the RUTE User's Tutorial. It's one of the best sources of info for getting your feet wet in Linux.
[/edit]

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere

Last edited by Cerbere; 12-14-2003 at 02:50 AM.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 03:04 AM   #5
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thanks again cerbere ill go check out that link

yeah i need to get used to linux
its alot different from windows
 
  


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