Re: Unix Tar

From: Richard Mckay (
Date: 10/28/96

On Sun, 27 Oct 1996, Eric de Groot wrote:

> Hay-
>    Can any one tell me what to type to untar a file in unix?  Im am still
> new 
> to it, and have never done this before.  To untar circle30bpl11.tar I tried
> typeing
> tar -x circle30bpl11.tar and tar x circle30bpl11.tar and some other
> variations.
>    But nothing seems to go through, keeps tellin me 'no such file or dir'
>                                          Hope someone can help.
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	tar xvf <filename>

If tha DOES NOT work, the operating system probably is not looking at the
current directory so you have to be explicit by typing:

	tar xvf ./<filename>

This will take the current directory only (that is what the "./" is

Hope this helps.


Richard W. McKay

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