Unable to open tar.gz
joh_hunter at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 12 02:55:57 UTC 2007
I tried both suggestions from this support list.
Trying tar -xvvzf thunderbird-22.214.171.124.tar.gz was not successful.
My Thunderbird.gz file is located on the desktop.
I entered; tar -xvfz /home/orest/Desktop/thunderbird-126.96.36.199.tar.gz
Still no success.
Is this the correct path and entry? I installed Ubuntu 2 days ago and have
not added any directories.
New folders and files are on the desktop.
I appreciate the help that you are giving me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Takac" <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
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Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: Unable to open tar.gz
> On Wednesday 12 September 2007 11:53:38 ben miller wrote:
>> Try tar -xvvzf thunderbird-188.8.131.52.tar.gz.
>> 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-184.108.40.206.tar.gz
>> > 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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> Also if you're not already in the directory the file is in, either move to
> supply the entire path to the file. Also make sure you have it spelt
> and not left anything in the filename out
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