Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


how to install a tar file?


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers how to install a tar file?
# 1  
Old 03-16-2002
how to install a tar file?

how can i install a *.tar file?
and if the file is dirver is it the same?
# 2  
Old 03-16-2002
"tar xf myfile.tar" will expand the tar file.
Jimbo
# 3  
Old 03-16-2002
Computer tar

tar stands for Tape ARchive[r]. It's a basic form of UNIX file compression which has the advantage of being able to compress single files, mutiple files, directories, and/or multiple directories.
# 4  
Old 03-17-2002
I like to use the -v flag as well.... for verbosity - so you can see what is beeing compressed or expanded.

tar -xvf ...... or tar -cvf
 

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #484
Difficulty: Medium
A compiler transforms source code into object code, a floating point number format that machines understand.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

UNIX command to check if file name ends with .tar OR if the file is a tar file

Hello Team, Would you please help me with a UNIX command that would check if file is a tar file. if we dont have that , can you help me with UNIX command that would check if file ends with .tar Thanks in advance. (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: sanjaydubey2006
10 Replies

2. Linux

How to install *.pkg.tar.tar on Linux?

Hi Guys, I need some suggestion as how to install openssl-1.0.1.g-1-i686.pkg.tar.tar openssl-1.0.1.g-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.tar on Linux system? is for 32bit system and other is for 64 bit system linux machine. How to untar them? I tried few commands but did not work. I need to upgrade to... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: manalisharmabe
5 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Do I need to extract the entire tar file to confirm the tar folder is fine?

I would like to confirm my file.tar is been tar-ed correctly before I remove them. But I have very limited disc space to untar it. Can I just do the listing instead of actual extract it? Can I say confirm folder integrity if the listing is sucessful without problem? tar tvf file1.tar ... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: vivien_chu
1 Replies

4. AIX

How to install .tar.tgz file in AIX 6.1?

Hello, I have openssl.0.9.8.1103.tar.tgz file which I have downloaded from https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/reg/download.do?source=aixbp&S_PKG=openssl siteThe website says that the file name is openssl.0.9.8.1103.tar.z but when downloaded I get openssl.0.9.8.1103.tar.tgz as the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: gaugeta
2 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to install new version of tar under solaris 9

Hello, I'm trying to install new version of tar under solaris "tar-1.23-sol9-sparc-local.gz" in Solaris, I downloaded this version from sunfreeware.com I unzip it and I found only binaire file no Readme... some one vcan help ?? Thanks (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Sigma
2 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

tar -cvf test.tar `find . -mtime -1 -type f` only tar 1 file

Hi all, 4 files are returned when i issue 'find . -mtime -1 -type f -ls'. ./ora_475244.aud ./ora_671958.aud ./ora_934052.aud ./ora_934050.aud However, when I issued the below command: tar -cvf test.tar `find . -mtime -1 -type f`, the tar file only contains the 1st file -... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ahSher
2 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to unpack and install .tar.bz2 library ?

Hi, I am trying to unpack and install .tar.bz2 library. I was told to cd / and than tar -jxvf /source-of-library-file?...tar.bz2 to get files unpacked and installed into / Darius $ pwd / $ $ tar -jxvf /tmp/local/root/ncurses-dev-addon.tar.bz2 ncurses-dev-addon/... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: jack2
3 Replies

8. SuSE

Trying to install libxml2-2.6.31.tar.gz on opensuse 11.0.

Hi I am having the exact same problem. Trying to install libxml2-2.6.31.tar.gz on opensuse 11.0. Opened in terminal and am able to configure and make without any problem. But encounter the following error during make install... --------------------------------------------------------- Making... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: ravisvp
1 Replies

9. Linux

The install tar.gz package must be specified as the first argument!

I just tried to unzip the tar.gz installation file with gzip -d file.tar.gz and then tar -xvf file.tar. ThenI tried to install with command ./install.sh, i got the following error... The install tar.gz package must be specified as the first argument! Any one have an idea why this error.... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: s_linux
1 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

how to install gzip.tar in sco unix os

thanks (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: dsun5
1 Replies

Featured Tech Videos