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I am trying to extract files from 2010_06_25_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0.tar.bz2 and every time I try to extract it it comes up with that error. I went under Applications, Ubuntu software center, typed ...
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    Trying to extract tar.bz2 but getting error


    I am trying to extract files from 2010_06_25_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0.tar.bz2 and every time I try to extract it it comes up with that error. I went under Applications, Ubuntu software center, typed in .tar.bz2 and installed Archive manager, Fast, multi-threaded bzip2 utility.

    I am not sure what to do anymore since I have just install Ubuntu and am brand new to it. Sorry for being a newbie

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Open Terminal and navigate to folder having tar.bz2 file. Execute this
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    tar -jxvf 2010_06 (hit TAB key twice)
    Post error message here, if any.
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    sorry, as I said first time using it, how do I navigate to it. I tried dos command dir but only lists directories

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    Use the ls command for listing directories.
    Use the cd command for changing directories
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    ls /home/michael/
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    Documents  gtk-gnutella-downloads  Pictures  smb4k
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    michael@icehouse ~/Desktop $
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie8000 View Post
    sorry, as I said first time using it, how do I navigate to it. I tried dos command dir but only lists directories
    Hello and welcome, bernie!

    If you are going to be using the command line very often, you might want to check out LinuxCommand.org when you have some spare time. It's a great place for some quick and easy command line lessons:

    LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.
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    I just figured it out. It gives me this:
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    Its not a bzip2 file.
    Execute this
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    cd /home/bernie/Downloads
    file 2010_06 (hit TAB key twice)
    Post output here.
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    This is what I got

    Code:

    bernie@HTC:~$ cd /home/bernie/Downloads
    bernie@HTC:~/Downloads$ file 2010_06_25_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0
    2010_06_25_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0: directory
    bernie@HTC:~/Downloads$ ^C
    bernie@HTC:~/Downloads$

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    .tar.bzip2 file has been extracted already and it has created 2010_06_25_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0 folder. Check the contents of that folder.
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