Decent tar program for openstep?

Started by bergqvistjl, December 19, 2010, 03:57:54 pm

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bergqvistjl

Hi guys, I am fed up of trying to unzip .gz tar files in OPENSTEP. the default program included with OPENSTEP 4.2 wont extract anything that doesnt end in .tar, and i've tried to use the command line tar program but that just gives me a bad checksum error, even for files that i've locally downloaded off the internet straight onto openstep. Is there a better tar program out there?

oneNeXT

Are you sure you doesn't need to unGZIP them before using unTar ?

Dont forget to check the NeXTFiles archives:
http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software

There you'll find gold like
http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software/OPENSTEP/Apps/Compression_Utilities/OpenUp-1.01.m.NI.b.tgz

or

http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software/NEXTSTEP/Apps/Compression_Utilities/Opener/3.4b/Opener.3.4b.N.b.compressed
This one is in compress format so you won't need to use untar, just the GUI itself

I Hope it helps

bergqvistjl

Quote from: "oneNeXT"Are you sure you doesn't need to unGZIP them before using unTar ?

Dont forget to check the NeXTFiles archives:
http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software

There you'll find gold like
http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software/OPENSTEP/Apps/Compression_Utilities/OpenUp-1.01.m.NI.b.tgz

or

http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software/NEXTSTEP/Apps/Compression_Utilities/Opener/3.4b/Opener.3.4b.N.b.compressed
This one is in compress format so you won't need to use untar, just the GUI itself

I Hope it helps

OK thanks I tried to download the first one but Tar wont extract it (kinda defeats the object really, packaging the file into a format the OS wont extract by default) and the 2nd one is for nextstep and appears to only work for motorola CPUs, whereas I have an intel CPU.


Nitro

I would recommend using the OpenUP app by Scott Anguish on OPENSTEP 4.2.  As oneNeXT pointed out, you can get the file here:

http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software/OPENSTEP/Apps/Compression_Utilities/OpenUp-1.01.m.NI.b.tgz

Download the file to a temporary folder.  Open a terminal window and change directory to the temporary folder.

Type: gunzip *

If the file won't unzip then change the file extension from .tgz to .tar.gz

Try gunzip again.  You should now have a tar file that can be extracted with:

tar -xvf filename

Replace "filename" with the name of the tar file.  If that doesn't work try:

gnutar -xvf filename

Sorry that I don't know the exact syntax, I'm pulling this from memory and I could be wrong.  Let me know what works and I'll put the information in a sticky post.  More information about OpenUP can be found in the readme file:

http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software/OPENSTEP/Apps/Compression_Utilities/OpenUp-1.01.m.NI.b.README
Nitro