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# 8  
Old 11-21-2013
Well, what is your system? I can't imagine upgrading would be easy for a system 10 years out of date.
# 9  
Old 11-21-2013
My linux version is:

Linux version 2.6.18-348.3.1.el5 ( (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-54)) #1 SMP Tue Mar 5 13:19:32 EST 2013

# 10  
Old 11-21-2013
OK, you seem to be on Redhat Enterprise Linux v5, with the Jan 2013 kernel, which is not that old at all. I have no idea why your version of gzip is so old.

RHEL5 includes busybox I think, so you can see if this works any better:
busybox gunzip filename.gz

# 11  
Old 11-21-2013
sorry but it did not work... I tried as below
busybox gunzip D_R_38957222_20111410.txt.gz

but i received the following error
-bash: busybox: command not found

I tried to do man busybox and it returned me description about the command. Should I be using anything else for bash? Not sure...
# 12  
Old 11-21-2013
Try whereis busybox to see where it is. You may need to run it like /sbin/busybox. It may also be called bb.
# 13  
Old 11-21-2013
whereis busybox gives me the output
busybox: /sbin/busybox /usr/share/man/man1/busybox.1.gz

So I tried the command as below and it still gives me error.
/sbin/busybox busybox gunzip D_R_38957222_20111410.txt.gz

Output is
gunzip: crc error
gunzip: Error inflating

# 14  
Old 11-21-2013
Both the usual gzip utility and your emergency backup one agree it is corrupted. I suspect there really is something wrong with it.

How did you get the file? Was it uploaded with FTP?
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