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  1. #1
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    Uncompress .tar.xz

    Hello All

    I am trying to uncompress a .tar.xz file.

    Can somebody suggest me a command as tar -Jxf <filename> gives me an error.

    anusha@anusha-laptop:/usr/src/gcc-4.4$ tar -Jxf gcc-4.4.3.tar.xz
    tar: xz: Cannot exec: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

    Thanks,
    Aravind.

  2. #2
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    Re: Uncompress .tar.xz

    You can man xz to see your options.

    Drop the tar and use:

    Code:
    xz -dl <filename>

    Then use tar.

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    Re: Uncompress .tar.xz

    use the command:

    unxz <file.tar.xz>

    then use tar to decompress.

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    Re: Uncompress .tar.xz

    unxz -c file.tar.xz | tar xv

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    Re: Uncompress .tar.xz

    Open synaptic and check if you've got installed:
    xz-utils
    If not, install it.

    If you want you may do this in terminal:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xz-utils

    then, right-click and extract
    or, in terminal:
    $ tar -Jxf [filename]
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