Unpacking lz, xz or bz2 files

Hans Aberg haberg-1 at telia.com
Wed Mar 5 17:50:07 UTC 2014

On 5 Mar 2014, at 18:21, Peter Clark <artomishka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> I have been given an out of date "idiot's guide" to downloading a file from your site.
> It tells me to download a file called "gmp-5.0.1-tar.gz  and unpack it using "tar xzf gmp-*.tar.gz"
> I can only find gmp-5.1.3.tar.lz, gmp-5.1.3.tar.xz and gmp-5.1.3.tar.bz2
> none of these get unpacked for me.
> I am trying to set up a COBOL facility under windows,
> Can anyone please help me with an unpacking string for at least one of these files?

It depends on which version of 'tar' you have. On later versions of OS X, 'tar -xf <filename>’ will work on all of them.

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