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I am just wondering if Solaris 9 installation comes with gzip, gnuzip, gnutar?  By the way, if someone also could explain the differences of each that would be cool.

Also, where can I get the latest version of gzip?

Thanks so much.
(God, UNIX is such an adventure for me.)

-CompuTurk
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Yes Solaris 8 / 9 come with gzip
gzip - compress
gunzip - uncompress
gtar - GNU version of tar (some older Solaris tar was a bit buggy)

www.sunfreeware.com for all Soaris free software
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Yes latest sol9 comes with all these goodies.
gzip : this is to GNU zip the file.
gunzip: this is to GNU unzip the file created by gzip.
gtar: this is GNU tar which does the archieve and add/delete files from archieve.

mostly sys admin use gzip and gtar together like.
if u want to take a back for files sitting in directory
/tmp

u first use tar to make archieve like tmp.tar
and then gzip tmp.tar it will become tmp.tar.gz.
and when u want to see this archieve. u just do
gunzip tmp.tar.gz.
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For latest package i think u might have to goto.

http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/solarispkg/sparc/

gzip (GNU zip) is a compression utility designed to be a replacement for compress. Its main advantages over compress are much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms
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Where is this originally located at?  What path should I add to the environment?

thanks...
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if u have solaris 9 complete install it will automatically goto /usr/bin.

if u have installed from outside. i might have gone to
/usr/local/bin.

try to find gzip like this.
find / -name gzip -print
and it will list the path for gzip.
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Hi CompuTurk
did it work for u.

-Shiv
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Thanks
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