Re: CCL:tar files
On Mon, 18 Nov 1996, Grant Handford wrote:
> Dear CCLer's:-
> I am a new student of Computational Chemistry and I am just getting
> started at using a computer for e-mail, Internet, etc. I need to know how
> to convert compressed tar files into usable form. If you could help me it
> would be very much appreciated. Thank You.
hint: type man tar at unix prompt.
If you're using GNU tar:
tar xzvf foo.tar.gz (means: eXtract unZip Verbose F?)
For vanilla tar:
gzip -d foo.tar.gz (means: gnuzip -decompress )
(or gunzip foo.tar.gz)
tar xvf foo.tar
hope this helps,
P.S. to create an archive: tar cvf foo.tar YourDirectory
then gzip -9 foo.tar to create a compressed version of it. Can
also be done with pipes, and GNU tar can do it one go, if you
use the z option.
> E-mail:- granthan' at \`islandnet.com