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  1. #1
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    How do I untar a .tgz

    Question is in topic, don't tell me to hit google. I found bloody nothing on the subject.

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    In the command line? Try

    tar -xvf yourfile

    http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/...csp?path=t/tar Might help you learn more.

    By the way, you probably don't know how to use google, because I searched for untar .tgz and the first result was:

    http://simplythebest.net/info/untar.html

    Which tells you the same thing

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    tar -xvf ts-2.1-linux-full.tgz
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    tar: Skipping to next header
    tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

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    gzip -d filename
    tar -xvf filename

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    tar -zxvf should do the same thing, if I'm not mistaken

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    gzip: ts-2.1-linux-full.tgz: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
    -bash-2.05b$ ls
    ts-2.1-linux-full.tar
    -bash-2.05b$

    Now where did the file go D:

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    tar -zxvf should do the same thing, if I'm not mistaken
    Yes it does
    I dont know why I do it the other way. I just like to type more I guess.

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    Originally posted by Aea
    gzip: ts-2.1-linux-full.tgz: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
    -bash-2.05b$ ls
    ts-2.1-linux-full.tar
    -bash-2.05b$

    Now where did the file go D:
    Lordy, I know you havent searched on google.
    You have to cd to your directory that was just untared.

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    That's not a dir mate. However, it's a different type or archive file, that I still can't unarchive.

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    Originally posted by Aea
    That's not a dir mate. However, it's a different type or archive file, that I still can't unarchive.
    Read back

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    -bash-2.05b$ gzip -d ts-2.1-linux-full.tgz

    gzip: ts-2.1-linux-full.tgz: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
    -bash-2.05b$ ls
    ts-2.1-linux-full.tar
    -bash-2.05b$
    -bash-2.05b$ cd ts-2.1-linux-full.tar
    -bash: cd: ts-2.1-linux-full.tar: Not a directory
    -bash-2.05b$ ls
    ts-2.1-linux-full.tar
    -bash-2.05b$ tar -zxvf ts-2.1-linux-full.tar

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors


    I should probably ask a mod to close this thread, I don't think I will get anything accomplished other then flames.

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    start with the original file and tar -zxvf filename This will get what you want done as it is both a tar file with additional gunzip compression. Hence the addition of the z to run the gunzip query on the file during the decompression process.
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    File looks corrupt to me...
    Gone.

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    No, your un-gzipping an already un-gzipped file

    Drop the z from the params with the produced tar.

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    Thanks, = )

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    That was way overkill for such a simple thing

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    Tar also stands for TarMacademised [aka tarmac]. A method used for metalling roads using a petroleum byproduct. Its cheaper than concrete layering of the road surface but it is sticky in hot summer and pretty diffucult to untar if it gets under your shoes and in your hair.


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