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Uncompress .tar.z file via Windows command Line

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Hi,

I am trying to uncompress an UNIX .tar.z file from within Windows.

Can anybody help please.

Thanks

nutnut
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Do you need to do it from the command line? You can use a compression-program such as ZipGenius.
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Yes need to get Sql Server Integration Services (SSIS) to automatically perform the uncompression so needs to  be on a command line for it to run unattended

nutnut
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Gzip has executables here:
http://www.gzip.org/#exe

You could try to find tar for command line here:
http://www.delorie.com/gnu/dl/autoindex.cgi/ftp.gnu.org/tar
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Hi,
you can install 7-zip and use it via command line to decompress the archive.
http://www.7-zip.org/
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Are you absolutely sure it is a tar.z file?  That would indicate it is a file compressed with the 'compact' utility which is a very old and obsolete Unix compression utility.

It is really tar.Z, then it probably has been compressed with the 'compress' utility and if it is really tar.gz, then it would have probably been compressed with 'gzip'
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Hi Tintin

No it is definately .tar.z

thanks

nutnut


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7-zip did not work?
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You can you ZipZag to open and extract file. Download software from here: http://www.zipzag.com/. ZipZag support more extentions and include tar.z

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And what was the file format from UNIX "file" command?
I can help with 7z command line.
ZipZag tells it does not support .tar.z, so it is most likely tar.Z, which "7z x" is able to extract.
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