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    problem in uncompressing

    vr trying to install ns-2.29 its a .tar file vr unable to uncompress it. the uncompress command doesnt work in fedora 6.....can anyone plz help out v hv tried commands lik yum install gunzip etc etc..........

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    tar -zxvf <name of archive>
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    when you are solving others problem ...mine is also solved.

    with regards jims

    Quote Originally Posted by d7thson View Post
    It's in the man pages for gzip; here is a partial cut and paste:
    gunzip takes a list of files on its command line and replaces each file whose name ends with .gz, -gz, .z, -z,
    _z or .Z

    gzip compresses but can be coerced into doing other things.
    gunzip decompresses

    keeping it very simple:
    gunzip filename.tar.Z
    Best of luck

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