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

From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: dired-do-compress does not *uncompress* .tgz or .tar.gz files
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:33:12 +0200
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Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Sorry for my blindness, this was not my day, you're right!

> What do you want is uncompress&untar.  I don't know if dired supports
> this.

Especially because I don't have any use of raw tar files.  It would be
nice if in dired .tgz files would be untarred and uncompressd on the fly
by default.

Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Darmstadt, Germany

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