files ending in .tar-z

files ending in .tar-z

Post by Ervin D. Walt » Mon, 29 Mar 1993 16:59:10



I have seen a lot of files that end in .tar-z.  I would very much like to
use these, but I can't seem to get them uncompressed.  Could someone tell me
the specific commands I need to use to uncompress this...?

Thanks,
Ervin Walter
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files ending in .tar-z

Post by Bjoern Wennbe » Tue, 30 Mar 1993 22:56:59



: I have seen a lot of files that end in .tar-z.  I would very much like to
: use these, but I can't seem to get them uncompressed.  Could someone tell me
: the specific commands I need to use to uncompress this...?

: Thanks,
: Ervin Walter

It is probably packed with gzip (GNU zip) or pack. If you get gzip-1.0.7,
compile and install it, you should be able to unpack it with gunzip.

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files ending in .tar-z

Post by Timothy Writ » Wed, 31 Mar 1993 01:03:28



Quote:>I have seen a lot of files that end in .tar-z.  I would very much like to
>use these, but I can't seem to get them uncompressed.  Could someone tell me
>the specific commands I need to use to uncompress this...?

Sure, uncompress, like most UNIX utilities, reads from standard input if
you don't give it any filenames.  So, to extract all the files from
file.tar-z try:

        uncompress < file.tar-z | tar xf -

Hope this helps.

Tim

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files ending in .tar-z

Post by Panagiotis Spiliopoul » Wed, 31 Mar 1993 23:21:28




> >I have seen a lot of files that end in .tar-z.  I would very much like to
> >use these, but I can't seem to get them uncompressed.  Could someone tell me
> >the specific commands I need to use to uncompress this...?

> Sure, uncompress, like most UNIX utilities, reads from standard input if
> you don't give it any filenames.  So, to extract all the files from
> file.tar-z try:

>    uncompress < file.tar-z | tar xf -

> Hope this helps.

I don't think so; a file ending like .z indicates that you have
to use gzip or gnutar instead of uncompress.

Quote:

> Tim

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files ending in .tar-z

Post by Casper H.S. D » Thu, 01 Apr 1993 01:04:13





>> >I have seen a lot of files that end in .tar-z.  I would very much like to
>> >use these, but I can't seem to get them uncompressed.  Could someone tell me
>> >the specific commands I need to use to uncompress this...?

>> Sure, uncompress, like most UNIX utilities, reads from standard input if
>> you don't give it any filenames.  So, to extract all the files from
>> file.tar-z try:

>>        uncompress < file.tar-z | tar xf -

>> Hope this helps.
>I don't think so; a file ending like .z indicates that you have
>to use gzip or gnutar instead of uncompress.

tar.z files are usually gzip'ed.
tar-z files are usually compressed

In any case, get gzip and use that. It will unpack compressed, packed
and gzipped files.

Casper

 
 
 

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