Unpacking lz, xz or bz2 files

Peter Clark artomishka at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 5 19:16:49 UTC 2014

Thankyou all - especially Hans "-xf" seems to have got things moving

On Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 20:04, Will Galway <galway at math.uiuc.edu> wrote:
If you ARE working from within Microsoft windows then I suggest you 
consider using 7-zip, which has worked very well for me.

The official website is
and you'll also find a review at CNET (do a search).

7-zip provides both a command line interface and a graphical interface.  
You should note that the wildcard conventions used by 7-zip are 
"quirky"--read the manual if you want to use wildcards!

-- Regards, Will

On 03/05/2014 12:21 PM, Peter Clark 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 I have been given an out of date "idiot's guide" to downloading a file from your site.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?
> Thank you, peter clark
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