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I need to decompress a .trz file on a Windows machine.
In the Unix world I can decompress the file using gunzip -c filename.trz | tar xvf -
How can I decompress the file on a Windows machine?
I need a free solution. I don't want to buy software to decompress the file.

UPDATE: When I try to decompress the trz file using 7-zip a single file is extracted with no file extension. If I try to decompress this file 7-zip can see the compressed files but cannot extract them. If I rename the extracted single file with a .trz extension 7-zip can extract the files. So... if I decompress the original .trz file, rename the extracted file with a .trz extension, then I can extract the files. Why does it work this way??
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Download and Install winrar (www.rarlab.com), rename the trz file to tar.gz and voila!!!
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souseran: I tried gzip for Windows but it will not not decompress the trz files. It says trz is an unknown suffix. I even renamed the trz file to a gz file. gzip will decompress the gz file into a new compressed file with no extention but still cannot extract the files that are compressed within this newly created file. It is essentially doing the same thing that 7-zip is doing. Except that 7-zip will extract the files from the second compressed file that is created.

segurah: winrar is not a free product.
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If you rename to tar.gz an uses 7-zip what happens?
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If above don't work, rename to gz decompress and the unique file with no extension rename to tar.
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mbowling:

It sounds like you found an answer with 7-zip. However, I have no idea why it works that way. Since it works, I'd recommend you stick with it as you mentioned needing to open *a* file.

Also, while WinRAR is not freeware, if all you have to do is unpack the file, UnRAR for Windows *is* Command line freeware. You can find it here:

http://www.rarlab.com/rar/unrarw32.exe

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segurah: I tried to rename the file with no extension to .tar. gzip is unable to open the .tar file. gzip returns .tar: unknown suffix.

souseran: I tried the free WinRAR command line tool. It did not recognize the trz extension. unrar returns .trz is not RAR archive.

I will stick with 7-zip. It takes two steps to extract the files, but it does work.

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Isn't tar.gzip is tar.gz ....
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