[bf1942] Decompressing .tar.bz2.zip files

James Gurney james at globalmegacorp.org
Tue Jun 17 17:50:25 EDT 2003

Luca Grossi wrote:
> Sorry probably stupid question but how do I decompress a .tar.bz2.zip 
> file ?

Assuming you actually mean .tar.bz2, then it depends on your distro. For 
some, this will work:

tar jxvf filename.tar.bz2

And others, it's:

tar yxvf filename.tar.bz2

'man tar' should tell you which switch to use for bzip2 on your distro. 
Or you can just try it and see which one works.


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