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Hi,
  I got a file with the extension .tgz. I try to run gunzip the system cannot find gunzip program. Where can I get it from?
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  Thanks in advance
  CT2000
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Decompressing Files

Anything ending in .zip, .gz, or .tgz you need to unzip using gunzip from the command line:

gunzip foobar.tgz

In the case of .tgz (which is basically shorthand for .tar.gz) you will now have a .tar file of same name. You then untar this with the following:

tar -xvf foobar.tar

The -xvf in this command is:
-x extract
-v verbose (tell me what it's doing)
-f file as a source (the default is the /dev/tape, or something like that, since tar is a 'tape archive')

Get it from: http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/15762.shtml
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CT2000,

I would like an explanation of the grade you gave on this question.

You have one of the worst grading histories I have ever seen on this site.

If you fail to respond I will remove all of your question points and you will not be able to answer questions while I wait for staff to review my request that your account be closed for your abuse of the experts.

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If you wish to discuss it privately instead of in the thread, you may email me.

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egbservices,

I've change the grade to the A you deserve.

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Thank's teacher_mod
PS: Good move to monitor the EE site and cleaning up all the abandoned questions... ;-)
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