Re: [Circle] [Newbie] .tar.gz files and WinZip

From: Alex (
Date: 08/27/96

> I've got a problem, you see, I don't have a Unix platform, therefore, I
> haven't attepted to run GNUZip under Win95 (from what I've heard, GZip or
> whatever only runs under MSDOS, Unix, etc), so how do you suggest I download
> some tar.gz whatever. files (like most of the CM FTP Site files I can DL
> those tar.gz. blah blah under WinZip, but otherwise, WinZip just tells me:
> "Please name the file type", but how the hell  would I know?")
A .tar.gz file is a .tar file compressed by gzip.  WinZip for '95 handles
both of those file types.  When it asks for the file type, just make sure
you set it to <filename>.tar

Erm... Yeah.  Whatever.

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