Decompression with Cygwin

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Decompression with Cygwin

I am having some trouble decompressing a tar.bz2 with Cygwin. Is it even possible to do this? I am new to Unix so I have no idea.

I downloaded GCC on my Windows machine (gcc-3.4.4.tar.bz2) and I've been trying to decompress and install it. Is cygwin this best way to decompress on a windows machine? Are there better ways?

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Hmm... can't winrar decompress that? If now then download knoppix and run the live cd. Decompress it there and upload it somewhere. Then get back on your windows box and download it from there? Smilie
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bzip2 -dc my_file.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -

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Thanks to all. I was able to decompress
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