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Re: [SLE] Tar!



there is no man page for tar included in suse (its uniantained and old and
out of date??).

I think we've been through this.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rogier Maas" <icarus@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "david" <metafakx@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "SuSE Linux" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] Tar!

> Isn't anybody aware of the tar manpages?
>
> man tar
>
> gives you everything you need.
>
> Rogier
>
> david wrote:
> >
> > * Rusty <irisinc@xxxxxxx>:
> > >
> > > The other day I downloaded a driver from oss for my soundcard. I used
> > > the command gunzip oss* | tar xvh. All I got was the oss*.tar file.
> > > When I tried to untar this file with the command tar xvh oss* and hit
> > > enter the cursor moved one line down and sat there blinking at me.
> >
> > perhaps you meant f instead of h:
> >
> > tar xvf oss*
> >
> > also, you could have decompressed it with tar (with z).
> >
> > > What gives with SuSE? Is ther some secret? Information in the 6.3
> > > manual is nonexistant.
> >
> > here are the keys you seek:
> >
> > tar --help | less
> > info tar
> >
> > (david)

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