Re: tar/gzip

From: d. hall (dhall@OOI.NET)
Date: 08/25/98

>>>>> thus on Tue, 25 Aug 1998 07:56:39 -0700, Edward wrote:

>> or just:
>> tar -zcvf tarfile.tgz <files/directory>
>> the 'z' option automatically runs the tar through
>> unzip:
>> tar -zxvf tarfile.tgz

> That -z  is not standard tar, at least not under
> Solaris 2.5.1.  Perhaps that is a GNU thing?

Yes, it's a gnu tar option.

> If you've got it, use it, but don't count on it :P

Also you can compile in bzip2 support with a patch from the bzip2 homepage.

If you don't know for sure if you have gnu tar (doing a tar --version will
say yes or no, if a version shows, it's gnu, if an error occurs it's not),
do the following

gunzip -c filename.tgz | tar xvf -

the v is optional for verbose output.


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