[BL] long filenames 4,729
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Mon Jan 29 22:55:51 EST 2007
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 3aoo-cvfd at dea.spamcon.org wrote:
> Greg Mayman wrote:
>> the FAQ file said to 'untar' the file in question (lynx.tgz)
>> but 'untar' doesn't seem to be there.
>> Any alternative suggestions?
> Untar means extract (x) from a tar archive.
> tar -xf extracts a tar file
> tar -zxf extracts a zipped tar file
> tar -zxvf extracts a zipped tar file verbosely
tar -zxvf /tmp/package.tgz will extract a file that is in /tmp to your
tar -ztvf filename.tgz | less
produces a list of what is in the package (that you can arrow up and down
in, or search in by typing / and the search term)
If you want to extra just one file, say usr/local/bin/lynx
tar -zxvf lynx.tgz usr/local/bin/lynx
For a list of what is in different linux packages download MANIFEST.gz
from the website (or copy from a CD) and read with zless MANIFEST.gz.
I found a reference to 'untar' in linux newbies. Try perusing that site
for basic information.
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