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Re: [Re: TAR command question ]

Hi there,

On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 07:22:57PM +1100, Jiri Baum wrote:
> Note that if you want to use this on a non-Debian system, some versions of
> tar don't take the "z" switch. In that case, compress or gzip separately.

It's only GNU tar that supports the -z switch. On onther systems use:

gzip -dc <filename>.tar.gz | tar -xvf -       to unpack
tar -cvf <filename>.tar ; gzip filename.tar   to compress

So long,
Stephan Engelke                                    engelke@math.uni-hamburg.de
                        *** Life is not fair. But the root password helps. ***

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