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to decompress a .tar.bz2 file, go with:

> tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2

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3 Responses to “how to decompress a .tar.bz2 file”

  1. on 19 Jul 2007 at 5:19 pm Christopher Green

    ya forgot th’ dash, d00d.

    tar -xvjf filename.tar.bz2

    :-0 Oops.

  2. on 11 May 2008 at 5:56 pm 4ccdb5420ccd



  3. on 04 Oct 2008 at 3:16 pm Nodashesneeded

    Actually, Christopher, tar is smart enough that it doesn’t need the dashes – with or without them, the order of arguments lets it guess what you mean.

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