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How can I make a valid .tar.gz file???





Yjaxygames
How do I make a valid .tar.gz file?
blackstripes
err... i only know how to do it using linux operating system...

and i hate linux soooo much
hac
I would like to say something about tar.gz files first. You see GZip extension (gz) only can contain one file oer time. But in case you want to compress multiple folders they are filrst compressed into a single file with the tar extension (which obviously supports multiple files) and this tar file is further gompressed using GZip to form the tar.gz file. In the command line of Linux/Inix you'll ahve to do this manually but with Windows there are lots of software available to do the same.

I use a program called 'TUGZip' to work with tar.gz files.Link below:
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http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1061582000/1


TugZip allows you to work with almost all archives inclusind rar, zip, ace and many more. You just have to slelect your required format at the compression window. The option 'TGZ' stands for tar.gz and can be used to compress files/folders in tar.gz format. But be aware that some systems don't recognise .tgz eztension as tar.gz so it would be required to rename the extension to tar.gz.
Yjaxygames
Thanks. I'll try it. I need .tar.gz because that's the only one that can be extracted with frihosting. It takes too long to upload every file apart.

EDIT: It worked! YAY! Thanks!
boringest
you can use 7zip it's freeware...first tar them then gzip them.
James Bond-007
What about winRAR? You can open those files, but I'm not sure if you can make them. Give that a try, too...
mOrpheuS
James Bond-007 wrote:
What about winRAR? You can open those files, but I'm not sure if you can make them. Give that a try, too...

I don't think WinRAR allows creation of archives other than RAR (their propreitary format) and ZIP (heck, why not).

I personally use 7-zip for tar-balling my files (uncompressed tarball), followed by GZip (with -9 switch, best compression) for gzipping it...
end result ? valid tar.gz archive...extractable at a webserver. Very Happy
webapp
you can use the plain old tar and gunzip provided in linux
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