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Re: [vox-tech] Problem with extracting in terminal



try 

file filename.tar.gz

to see what magic it can pick out.

You can try the following.

tar xvf filename.tar.gz

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 09:57:00AM -0700, Anahita Yazdi wrote:
>    I have downloaded a package that I need to extract it on my desktop. I
>    used terminal command tar zxvf filename.tar.gz to do so, however this
>    is the error I keep getting:
>    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
>    tar: Child returned status 1
>    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
>    Would someone be able to help me with this please,
>    Thanks so much,
>    Anahita

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