Robert P. J. Day rpjday at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 15 16:10:56 UTC 2003

On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Brian Schmidt wrote:

> I'm having "one of those moments."
> I'm trying to uncompress a *.tar.Z file, but not having much luck.  In the
> past, I always typed "uncompress *.tar.Z", but that doesn't seem to work
> anymore.  I thought perhaps I could use tar, but either it's not going to
> work or I've just got my syntax incorrect.  I looked at its man page, and
> it looks ok, but doesn't work.
> Anyone care to enlighten me on this ridiculously simple task?

first, run "file" on that file to verify that it is indeed a compressed
tar file.  just because it has that suffix is no guarantee.


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