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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
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.93 (gnu/linux)

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.

Thanks
        Dieter
-- 
Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Darmstadt, Germany




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