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Re: help: tar -xzfv foo.tar.gz



On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 07:36:35AM +0000, javac javac wrote:
> I don't understand why the following doesn't work:
> 
> tar -xzfv opera-7.51-20040602.1-static-qt.i386-en.tar.gz
> 
> gives:
> 
> tar (child): v: Cannot open: No such file or directory
> tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> tar: Child returned status 2
> tar: opera-7.51-20040602.1-static-qt.i386-en.tar.gz: Not found in archive
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> 
> what am i doing wrong, please?
> 
> the manual page on tar doesn't help much..
> 

IIRC, the f has to be the last option flag, move the v to the front.

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