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  1. #1
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    Geting gzip to work

    Seems I cannot unzip tar.gz files in RH

    I try to decompress but it just removes the gz

    gzip -d myfile.tar.gz

    there are no directoryes or files extracted and the origional file myfile.tar.gz now becomes just myfile.tar

    Why is this? What am I missing?

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    Hmm nothing. You're only unzipping the archive, not untarring it. Try

    tar xzvf archive.tar.gz

    at the prompt and it should work. In the case of bzip2 [.bz2] try

    tar xjvf archive.tar.bz2

    Hope it helps!
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    That worked. I had read part of the man page for gzip and some made sence but I guess I thought decompress would unpack it. So instead of using gzip i guess I would use tar.

    I realy apreciate the help.

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    you can also view gzipped or bzipped files without decompressing with gzcat bzcat or zmore
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