[oclug] uncompress help
robert at timetraveller.org
Fri Mar 29 22:28:56 EST 2002
On 29 Mar 2002, Paul Godin wrote:
> I downloaded a patch from Sun for the Star Office 6.0.
> They say to "uncompress filename", OK, but I can't find a program named
> uncompress. Duh, me think had duff beer one two many, duh?. Is there
> such an animal.
There should indeed be such an animal :) Compress/uncompress is the
origial unix compression program. The compression sux relative to gzip or
bzip2 but it has the advantage of (supposedly) being supported by any unix
system still running.
Although "compress" uses a seperate (older) compression algorithm it
looks like a modern gunzip can uncompress a .Z file (the extension for a
Try gunzip & see how it goes. Alternatively you'll be able to find an
uncompress binary somewhere in your distribution (ie, in a package
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