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i have a 2Mg tarball file and i was wondering how long do you think this should take to unzip. i ran it and it was running for every and ...
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    tar.bz2


    i have a 2Mg tarball file and i was wondering how long do you think this should take to unzip. i ran it and it was running for every and i closed the term window but i was curious how long this should take
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    Not long depends on hardware. What command did you use?

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    i usally just use

    bunzip2 <filename.tar.bz2>

    and then

    tar -xvf <filename.tar>

    i know there is some way to do it in one step using tar .. but i just have always done it this way cause sometimes i need to gzip it ... ie for installing new icons that come in .tar.bz2 format.
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    I think you mean this

    .tar.bz2 files ->
    Code:
    tar jxvf filename.tar.bz2
    .tar.gz files ->
    Code:
    tar zxvf filename.tar.gz
    The j means uncompress with bzip2 before untarring. Same thing for gzip. Just do a tar --help for more info.

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    well i got it to work thanks for the help i wasnt doing it right i wont even mention what i was doing as i dont want to embarris my self but thanks again
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