Unable to Use tar to Decompress tar.bz2 File

I just setup a new server with a minimal installation of AlmaLinux 8. AlmaLinux is a variant of free Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. It’s like a CentOS 8, but will have a full support until the end of RHEL 8 life cycle. This server is to serve as a new proxy for all VMs inside my home lab. I want to use tinyproxy which is need to be compiled from source as the RPM package is not available as of the time writing....

July 25, 2021 · 2 min · 406 words · kenno

How to decompress .tar.Z

One way to extract a .tar.Z file: $ zcat file.tar.Z | tar xvf -

October 6, 2011 · 1 min · 14 words · kenno

How to Decompress .tar.bz2 File

Normally, I would bunzip the file first, then untar it next. But I found something after googling for a shortcut: it can all be done with just one tar command. $ tar -xjvf example.tar.bz2 Notice that, we use j flag to decompress bzip2 file and z flag for gzip file. 🙂

April 18, 2006 · 1 min · 51 words · kenno