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> Gzip -d, Or Tar Zxvf Not Working
post Nov 19 2003, 04:49 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have only been able to gzip -d one file that ive downloaded so far.
i have redhat 9.0 and when i download mozilla firebird or fluxbox and try to tar zxvf or gzip -d, i get this error

gzip -d fluxbox.tar.gz

gzip: fluxbox.tar.gz: not in gzip format


tar zxvf fluxbox.tar.gz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

what do i need to do to decompress these files.
the only one ive been able to decompress was the tarball for VNC.
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post Nov 19 2003, 05:25 PM
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sometimes mozilla gunzips the file ... try using tar without the z ... tar -xvf filename

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