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Re: dired-do-compress does not *uncompress* .tgz or .tar.gz files

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: dired-do-compress does not *uncompress* .tgz or .tar.gz files
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:37:09 +0200
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address@hidden (H. Dieter Wilhelm) writes:

> am I missing something?  When pressing Z in dired on a X.tgz file
> dired-do-compress does not uncompress the file instead it compresses it
> to an X.tar file even though the function advertises also to uncompress
> files.

X.tgz (or X.tar.gz) is a compressed X.tar, so dired-do-compress is
behaving as advertised. What do you want is uncompress&untar. I don't
know if dired supports this.

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