From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Tue 18 May 1999 - 14:32:17 IST
> 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.
tar -cvf --use-compress-program=bzip2 ...
All -z -Z --use-compress-program= options only work with GNU tar.
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