[Techtalk] 'nother obvious newbie question
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 at puzzling.org>
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