gnowak1 at uic.edu
Sat Feb 2 21:57:29 EST 2002
Sorry about that, I forgot the f option in my post, Geoff is correct here.
On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 07:30:51AM +1000, gshang at uq.net.au wrote:
> > 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.
> You almost got it. You want:
> tar -xf filename
> Note that many tar files are gzipped as well (i.e. they're tar.gz files),
> so you would need
> tar -zxf filename
> for these. Also note that most tar files have their own subdir in them so
> they'll unpack underneath where you are.
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