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Date:      Thu, 12 Sep 1996 21:42:29 -0400 (EDT)
From:      John Brann <>
To: (sizemore)
Cc: (freeq)
Subject:   Re: GZ
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from sizemore at "Sep 12, 96 06:07:41 pm"

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sizemore wrote...
> What do I do with a gz file?  Is it a unix utility?
> Please?

".gz" is the normal duffix for a file which has been compressed with the
GNU zip utility gzip.  You will also see ".tgz" files which are 'tarballs',
these are archives of many files assembled with the 'tar' program and 

In order to decompress the file, run 'gzip -d <file>'.  Tarballs may be
directly extracted by 'tar xvfz <tarball>'.


Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens.

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