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I am sort of new to linux so maybe this question sounds stupid. I have noticed that on many developers websites, that they compress there sources in both gunzip and ...
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- 07-10-2005 #1
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- Jul 2005
I have noticed that on many developers websites, that they compress there sources in both gunzip and bunzip. why is this ? I dont understand why you need 2 compression formats when they both contain the same source. It seems to me that most distro's come with both standerds. Just curious.
p.s. also where can i find my startup log? i'm having problems swithing to kernel 2.6 ( kernel panic)
- 07-10-2005 #2
They may give a choice of compression so we the user have a choice, also I think in the older versions of tar there is no j flag which lets you uncompress bz2, while there is a z flag to uncompress the .gz compression.
Though you can unzip the bz2 with bunzip which you con pipe the output of the untaring through,Code:
tar xvf foo.tar.bz2 | bunzipCode:
tar xjvf foo.tar.bz2
- 07-10-2005 #3
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- Oct 2004
As for the startup log see /var/log/messages. For hardware detection log just type 'dmesg'.Linux registered user #358842
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