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From: Lars Gullik Bjønnes (larsbj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-02 03:54:11

Rene Rivera <grafik666_at_[hidden]> writes:

| [2002-12-01] Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
| >
| >"Robin.Hu" <huxw_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
| >
| >> Bzip2 is widely spreaded with GNU software. It is available to all *nix
| >> platforms those are available to me, include linux, *bsd, solaris, etc...
| >>
| >> IMHO, using tar.bz2 instead of tar.gz is a good idea.
| >
| >Why would not use rar or ace instead of zip then? It already almost as much
| >spread as zip is. And twice as small.
| Because none of those; bz2, rar, or ace, will let you do this...
| tar zxvf boost-1.29.0.tar.gz
| extract the contents!

If this is GNU tar it will let you do:

        tar jxvf boost-1.29.0.tar.bz2



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