[Techtalk] 'nother obvious newbie question

Mary Gardiner linuxchix at puzzling.org
Wed Oct 3 14:37:55 EST 2001

On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 09:29:39PM -0400, coldfire wrote:
> well, in unix, tar and gzip are the most popular.  this doesn't mean they
> are the only archiving and compression utilities.  as you say, 'zip' and
> 'unzip' do exist and thus a utility exists that archives and compresses in
> linux.  bzip2 is picking up steam ..

And there's the old compress thing. I've had trouble with archived tar files
using that compression scheme being transported to a UNIX system on which the
z flag to tar means 'gzip'.


Mary Gardiner
<mary at puzzling.org>

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