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

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: dired-do-compress does not *uncompress* .tgz or .tar.gz files
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:20:15 +0200
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address@hidden (H. Dieter Wilhelm) writes:

> Hello,
> 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.

I think that mechanism is by intent limited to single files.  But a tar
archive can hold a whole directory tree.

You can visit a tar archive, even if gzipped, with tar-mode.  Just hit v
from dired.


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