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Posted on 2003-11-14
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dead simple really,

on linux i can run a: tar -zcvf myextract.tar.gz files

but on solaris this doesn't work, whats the smart way to accomplish the same thing, ie tar and zip in one move..

pg
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by:liddler
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If it is solaris 8/ 9 use zip / unzip instead of gzip & tar.  If you are on solaris 2.6 or lower you may need to sownload it from www.sunfreeware.com
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by:Peewee
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tar cf - . | zip backup -

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by:durindil
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You can also install the gnu utilities, and get the linux functionality in Solaris.
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tar cvf - /home/myextract | gzip - > myextract.tar.gz
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by:Tintin
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shivsa has the correct answer.
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Any update on this ???? need more help...
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shivsa,

marvellous and the code to extract the file ?

peewee
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Good to know it worked. You can close the question by following this guidelines:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5
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by:Peewee
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shivsa,
as i stated in mylast comment how do i take a distribution and untar and unzip it in the same process?

ie the reverse..

peewee
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gunzip myextract.tar.gz && tar xvf myextract.tar
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by:Tintin
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The better way to extract the files (no need to waste space uncompressing the archive first) is

gzip -dc myextract.tar.gz | tar xvf -

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