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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 ...

Quicker posters will already have said: tar xzf tarball.tgz
But if the contents are just text you can read them inside the
tarball with some pager setups (zcat+less, lesspipe, most).
-- 
JBR
Ankh kak! (Ancient Egyptian blessing)

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