Re: compress/uncompress - fedora
From: Steven Kinch (steven.kinch_at_ntlworld.com)
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 21:32:59 GMT
On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 15:07:45 -0600, Randy McLaughlin wrote:
> "Steven Kinch" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:28:02 +0800, CEO @ virtualoffice.com.sg wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Anyone knows what happen to the compress & uncompress module for Fedora
>> > 3? I try to uncompress a package from Xerox and seems that my Fedora
>> > uncompress it, alerting me that there is no uncompress function. I check
>> > from the system and true enough there wasn't a uncompress (nor compress)
>> > module.
>> > If you have any idea, please let me know. THANKS!!!!!!!!!
>> Well tar, zip and rar are the obvious candidates and you should have a
>> nice front end for at least tar and zip in File Roller if you do not want
>> to learn the command line stuff.
>> What package do you have from Xerox? If you know its file extension tell
>> us what it is...file extensions are very Windows things but sometimes help
>> me to know what the problem is.
> Why use compress, why not gzip?
Well I am a bit of a "generic term" bloke!
Surely zipping, tarring and gunzipping are all forms of compression. A
tar.gz is just a doubly compressed tar file as I understood it
although I am probably going to be told that I am wrong and as it seems to
be the Linux standard it is obviously a very good choice.