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Re: Gunzip unknown suffix -- ignored



On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 08:58 +0200, Alexander Apprich wrote:
> 
> THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
> > On Apr 7, 2005 3:24 AM, Vassilios Kotoulas <fedoralist kotoulas de> wrote:
> > 
> >>On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 22:01 +0200, thufir wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>is gzip the same as winzip?  specifically, can a tarball be compressed with gzip and then unpacked with winzip from windows?
> >>>ie, lotsa .txt and .html files in directory foo
> >>>tar -czf foo.zip /home/thufir/foo/
> >>
> >>gzip is not the same as zip, but winzip can handle .tgz and .tar.gz
> >>files. just compress as .tgz
> >>
> >>tar czf foo.tgz /home/thufir/foo/
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > unfortunately, this computer doesn't have winzip and I don't have
> > permissions.  can I compress files for windows xp somehow?
> > 
> 
> why not use the Windows-Port of gzip/tar/etc. from
> 
>     http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/
> 
> No installation needed, just unpack them and run them.

Or just use "zip" (part of Fedora Core) to create standard .zip files,
which XP can handle without any extra software.

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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