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    Question How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    I have to install a software, but i cant install because its compressed with t.Z.

    file : file_name.t.Z

    What can i do to solve this...

    thks

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    Default Re: How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    I'm a newbie myself but if you want to extract a tarball go to the directory it's in then use the tar command. Use flags xvzf. X for eXtract, v for Verbose shows file names are they are extracted, z lets command know it was compressed gz (j if it's a bz) and f archives name is the same as the tarball.

    So this may work for you


    > tar xvzf archivename.tar.gz
    >cd archivename
    >./configure
    >make
    >make install

    Thats as far as my knowledge goes

    all the best

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    Default Re: How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 23:36:01 +0000, casperg wrote:

    > I'm a newbie myself but if you want to extract a tarball go to the
    > directory it's in then use the tar command. Use flags xvzf. X for
    > eXtract, v for Verbose shows file names are they are extracted, z lets
    > command know it was compressed gz (j if it's a bz) and f archives name
    > is the same as the tarball.
    >
    > So this may work for you
    >
    >
    >> tar xvzf archivename.tar.gz
    >>cd archivename
    >>./configure
    >>make
    >>make install

    >
    > Thats as far as my knowledge goes
    >
    > all the best


    "Z" as a suffix is typically Unix compress, different from gzip or bzip2.

    Jim



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    Default Re: How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 23:36:01 +0000, casperg wrote:

    > I'm a newbie myself but if you want to extract a tarball go to the
    > directory it's in then use the tar command. Use flags xvzf. X for
    > eXtract, v for Verbose shows file names are they are extracted, z lets
    > command know it was compressed gz (j if it's a bz) and f archives name
    > is the same as the tarball.
    >
    > So this may work for you
    >
    >
    >> tar xvzf archivename.tar.gz
    >>cd archivename
    >>./configure
    >>make
    >>make install

    >
    > Thats as far as my knowledge goes
    >
    > all the best


    "Z" as a suffix is typically Unix compress, different from gzip or bzip2.

    Jim



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    Thanks Jim for pointing out my mistake, cheers.

    If it's a tar.Z file then I guess you would use.

    > uncompress archivename.tar.Z

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    Default Re: How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    pt-pt wrote:
    > file : file_name.t.Z
    >
    > What can i do to solve this...


    since this is your first post here i'll say WELCOME and then assume
    you have very little knowledge of openSUSE to say:

    what do you want to install?
    have you used YaST to search for and *automatically* install the
    programs for you....saving you all the trouble of learning how to open
    a tar ball, compile, etc etc etc??

    just click YaST > Software > Software management and type the name of
    the application you wish to install into the search box . . . and,
    follow your nose..

    alternatively, search here http://software.opensuse.org/search or
    herehttp://packages.opensuse-community.org/

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    Default Re: How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    Thanks for yours answers!

    Its a proprietary software to use in my studies. The instalation will be done by a graphical installer like MS Windows applications, so i think that i cant uncompress pack by pack manually.

    Its recomended the instalation of gunzip. I searched, but its doesnt exist for opensuse.

    gunzip is the same as gzip?? I have gzip installed but seems that its not working.

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    Default Re: How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    gunzip is the unzip part of gzip package, since you have gzip
    installed you can pack up a file/folder at the command line with:

    Code:
    gzip [options] [name]
    and then unpack it with:

    Code:
    gunzip [options] [name]
    see lots more info on both at the command line with these:

    Code:
    man gzip
    info gzip
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    Default Re: How to opensuse unpack ".t.Z" files

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    "Z" as a suffix is typically Unix compress, different from gzip or bzip2.

    True, but I believe gzip handles .Z files, and the -z option to tar just indicates to use gzip. I still think "tar -xvzf <filename>" would work, and actually I habitually get away with "tar -xf <filename>" even on gzipped tarballs, but I don't think that is documented, so I wouldn't recommend it. Tar is wierd in that the "-" is optional, I tend to use it.


    Edit:

    there is a -Z option to use the compress program, so "tar -xZvf <filename>" could also work.

    Malcolm
    Last edited by malcolm81; 08-Sep-2010 at 08:42. Reason: additional info

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