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Re: [edlug] Tarballs ?

On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 05:08:06PM +0000, Andrew Ramage wrote:
> How do you uncrompress .tar.gz files ?  I am trying to use tar -xvz but 
> the machine seems to freeze and do nothing.  Hitting Ctrl-Z and typing 
> ps shows tar and gzip to be running, but other than that the machine 
> just sits there ...

   tar -zxvf file.tar.gz

  Because you didn't specify "-f" for "file" the programs are sat
 waiting for some input.  (Unless you did "cat foo.tar.gz | tar -xvz"
 but I'm assuming not as that would be an interesting way of doing it!)

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