[Techtalk] 'nother obvious newbie question

Kai MacTane kmactane at GothPunk.com
Tue Oct 2 15:56:32 EST 2001

At 10/2/01 04:02 PM , Mary Gardiner wrote:
> > Ah. What do with a .gz file is fairly obvious to an experienced Unix
> > person... <wry grin> You just do a "tar -xvzf" on the sucker.
>Um, no, only if it is also a tar file that has then been gzipped.
>For example, if it is Debian-like documentation, which has only been gzipped,
>you get an error something like:

Oh, good point. I don't think I've run into something like that in a while. 
Sorry about forgetting, and thanks for the correction and the amplification 
on my reply.

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