Unable to open tar.gz

ben miller wheelscribe at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 01:53:38 UTC 2007

Try tar -xvvzf thunderbird-

On 9/11/07, miner <joh_hunter at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I am new to Ubuntu and am unable to open the Thunderbird.tar.gz file.
> At the terminal I enter; tar -xvfz thunderbird-
> The response is;
> tar z: cannot open: no such file in directory
> tar: error not recoverable: exiting now
> I have tried multiple times without success; printing "sudo" at the
> beginning of the command did not help. Leaving out the "z" or "gz" did not
> help. The file is on my desktop and I copied the path and inserted it into
> the command which also did not make any difference.
> Also unable to open a tar.bz2 file. I entered "tar jxvf <filename>.tar.bz2
> What am I doing wrong?
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