From: Miles (kcolfer at domain iol.ie)
Date: Tue 18 May 1999 - 14:39:01 IST
On Tue, 18 May 1999, John P. Looney wrote:
> Tar understands compressed (.Z) and gzipped (.gz) binaries. I've a little
> shell function that may be handy, for people that want to save time. It
> uncompresses a number of files into the current directory. The usage is:
Tar actually comes with its own flag to handle compressed files. Normally,
all you have to do is "tar xvfz <filename>" to both unzip and untar the
file in the one go. It'll do .Z and .gz anyway, I dunno about .bz2 files.
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
kcolfer at domain iol.ie
kieranc at domain bigfoot.com
"The optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true."
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