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    Uncrompressin .gz files


    I have a .gz file, how do i go about umcompressing this in a BASH shell :S

    Thanks in advance

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    Just type

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    gunzip name_of_the_file
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    or if it is a .tar.gz file just type tar -zxvf filename
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    Thank you, thank you and thank you

    As a complet newbie to Linux I have torn out my newly greyed hair for a week or so now trying to find the answer as to how to unzip tgz files and et voila you gave me the answer.

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    what distro are you running?

    in fedora core 3, I can just double click a tar.gz file and it will open in the file roller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by designbydave
    what distro are you running?

    in fedora core 3, I can just double click a tar.gz file and it will open in the file roller.
    I dunno wht, but i dont like extractin files like that in GUI, i much prefer to do them in CLI!
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    I find it is alot quicker to do things in linux using CL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyGerbil
    I find it is alot quicker to do things in linux using CL
    I prefered the GUI at first, but now I always do it in CLI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyGerbil
    I find it is alot quicker to do things in linux using CL
    I prefered the GUI at first, but now I always do it in CLI!
    Same here, think it;s the same with most people!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdousley
    I dunno wht, but i dont like extractin files like that in GUI, i much prefer to do them in CLI!
    You can do it in GUI?! I've always bugged out to the console!
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