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Old 08-28-2001
Data "looping" compressed file

I've got a problem with a .z compressed file: when I decompress it, I get a .gz file, and when I decompress this one, I get the previous .z file again! Does anyone know how do I break off this loop?
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Old 08-29-2001
when files are double compressed they are usually compressed in tar then gz

so try

gunzip file
tar -xvf file

if that dosent work. you after the gunzip you can try uncompress (AIX) or unzip (solaris) it might just be a ziped file then gziped.
 

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