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Hi,

I have a file:


client237:ExerciseTwo stevey_mac2k2$ tar zxvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
client237:ExerciseTwo stevey_mac2k2$

and also in sudo

bash-3.2# tar -C zxvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar
tar: You must specify one of the `-Acdtrux' options
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.

Just trying to untar my phpMyAdmin file. :oS

Stephen
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tar -xvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar

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by:Kent Olsen
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Try this:

  tar -xzvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar


On some versions of *tar*, the first option after the '=' sign has to be the "command".


Good Luck,
Kent
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by:omarfarid
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no need for the z option since it seams not to be a compressed tar file, try

tar -xvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar
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by:woolmilkporc
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The -C option (change to directory ....) is missing the required value (the target directory)

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tar zxvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar -C /target/directory
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Sorry, copy and paste error

tar -zxvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar -C /target/directory
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by:woolmilkporc
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... sticky fingers ...

tar -xvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar -C /target/directory
 
 
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by:StephenMcGowan
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my attempts..... and fails....

bash-3.2# tar -xvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar -C /Users/stevey_mac2k2/Desktop/ExerciseTwo
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Read 6930 bytes from phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

bash-3.2# tar -xvf phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Read 6930 bytes from phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors



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how this file was created / transferred? What is the exact file name ? was it a compressed file which  was renamed? try to add .gz to the file name (mv file to file.gz) then try with the original command with -zxvf
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by:StephenMcGowan
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Nevermind i've sorted it now... i downloaded the tar.gz and ran the command on that instead :)
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You could also use the file command which looks at actual bytes in the file to try to determine what type of file it is.

file phpMyAdmin-3.2.0.1-english.tar

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