Using TAR

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at
Sat Feb 2 21:20:56 EST 2002

Tar is an exception to the rule, in that its options don't require the dash. Also, the dosemu files are .tar.gz files, which means they ned to be piped through gunzip before they can be piped through tar. To have tar automatically do this, the basic options you need are zx (z for pipe through gunzip, and x for extract). So, what you want to type is something like:
"tar zx filename".

On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 03:19:37PM -0500, Charles Crawford wrote:
> Hi All,
> 	I downloaded dosemu and got a tar file.  Now remember I don't know a whole 
> lot about Linux and so I managed to copy the file to a directory I 
> created.  I then went to the directory and tried tar -x filename and heard 
> nothing.  Only control-z or was it -c worked to get me back to the prompt. 
> So how do I extract the contents of the dosemu file and run the program?  I 
> presume I can extract the files in the directory I have created for them 
> which I am sitting in.
> -- Charlie.
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