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  1. #1
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    TIP: extract .xz format

    Code:
    tar Jxf coreutils-7.2.tar.xz

  2. #2
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    tar: invalid option -- J

    I tried your code. I got this error message.
    Code:
    ~$ tar Jxf coreutils-7.4.tar.xz
    tar: invalid option -- J
    Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.

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    Re: tar: invalid option -- J

    It works when you use the minus sign: -
    tar -Jxf <filename>

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    Re: TIP: extract .xz format

    Add this to your ~/.bashrc

    Code:
    extract () {
       if [ -f $1 ] ; then
           case $1 in
    	*.tar.bz2)	tar xvjf $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .tar.bz2) ;;
    	*.tar.gz)	tar xvzf $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .tar.gz) ;;
    	*.tar.xz)	tar Jxvf $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .tar.xz) ;;
    	*.bz2)		bunzip2 $1 && cd $(basename "$1" /bz2) ;;
    	*.rar)		unrar x $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .rar) ;;
    	*.gz)		gunzip $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .gz) ;;
    	*.tar)		tar xvf $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .tar) ;;
    	*.tbz2)		tar xvjf $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .tbz2) ;;
    	*.tgz)		tar xvzf $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .tgz) ;;
    	*.zip)		unzip $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .zip) ;;
    	*.Z)		uncompress $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .Z) ;;
    	*.7z)		7z x $1 && cd $(basename "$1" .7z) ;;
    	*)		echo "don't know how to extract '$1'..." ;;
           esac
       else
           echo "'$1' is not a valid file!"
       fi
     }
    Now just type "extract filename" and you're golden.

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    Talking Re: TIP: extract .xz format

    If the file is just something.xz (without .tar) then
    Code:
    tar xvJf something.xz
    will not work. You will get the following error (or similar)
    Code:
    tar: Record size = 16 blocks
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    tar: Skipping to next header
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
    Instead, just type
    Code:
    unxz something.xz
    Linux is everywhere.

  6. #6
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    Re: TIP: extract .xz format

    This is my extract script that uses MIME to determine the format plus it has protection for extracting into the current dir:

    https://github.com/lzap/dancepill/blob/master/e

    Patches welcome.

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    solved: TIP: extract .xz format

    tar -Jxvf filename.tar.xz
    please use capital J

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    Re: TIP: extract .xz format

    Thread closed because:

    It is ancient.

    It doesn't fulfill the posting requirements for tutorials current at the time of the OP, nor does it fulfill current guidelines.

    If anyone needs help with extracting .xz files, please start a thread in a support section.
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