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Re: Tar oddity...



On Friday 18 December 2009 18:40:59 Rick Stevens wrote:
> Try "tar tvzf xxx.tar.gz".  The fact it has a ".gz" at the end indicates
> that it's a gzipped tar file so you must specify "z" in the tar command
> line.

The versions that Fedora carries should be able to understand this without the 
need for the z (or j or x).

I found this on the list some time ago (one year?).

So if the file is compressed with gzip
"tar tvf xxx.tar.gz" should work as tar recognises the compression used.

-- 
José Abílio


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