gunzip

Kevin Tighe kt400797@oak.cats.ohiou.edu
Wed Jan 28 15:02:00 GMT 1998


Thanks for your help.  I'm not used to gnu tools (obviously).
Kevin Tighe


On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Isaac Kohn wrote:

> > I tried to gunzip emacs and I got a non-stop flow of garbage in the
> > window.  Does anyone know what caused this?
> > 
> > this is the command I entered in bash: "gunzip -c -d emacs_tar.gz"
> 
> try
> gunzip -c -d emacs_tar.gz | tar xf -
> 
> the reason you saw the garbage is that gunzip was unzipping to stdout (the
> display).  the file that would result from
>    gunzip -c -d emacs_tar.gz > filename
> would be a tarfile, hence the command above.
> 
> regards,
> isaac
> 
> 

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