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Re: [SLE] Novell reports loss
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 16:13:14 -0400
  • Message-id: <1117311194.8083.41.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 12:53 -0700, OldSarge wrote:
> Alfredo Yunes wrote:
> >
> To the List: Actually buying and installing ANY version of Linux is the
> major goal of all on this list, I hope! But, when a distro has problems,
> instead of just bad mouthing it, people should ask for help!! The only
> "bad mouthing" I have, is that the distros come out with new versions
> WITHOUT COMPLETELY CORRECTING the problems with what is already out
> there!!! I am NOT upgrading from 9.2 to 9.3, simply because I have not
> mastered 9.2, which has a great deal to it! I do NOT understand how to
> untar no matter who gives me information on how to, for instance, and
> there are some minor upgrades that are tar that I would like to use and
> can't. So, is that the distro's fault? NO! I think, though, it would be
> nice if some of those who begrudge the neophytes attempts to learn and
> ask, would keep their fingers off the key board unless they have some
> CONSTRUCTIVE words to say!!!!! :-)
What is it about tar that you don't understand?

tar xvf some_tar_file.who_cares_about_the_extension

will extract all of the files from a tar file. If the tar file is
compressed use the appropriate switch:
xzvf - for gzipped tar files
xjvf - for bzipped tar files
xZvf - for compressed tar files

If you only want to look at the contents of the tar file change the x
(eXtract) with a t (for Tally).

It really is quite simple once you know a couple of basics.
If you give me a specific example of a tar file I will give you the
exact tar command.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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