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From: Shankar Kris <kris at japan dot sbi dot com>
Subject: Re: What is .tar.gz format
Date: Jan 23 1996 2:43AM

On Mon, 22 Jan 1996 MrFreedom@aol.com wrote:

> I have downloaded perl. 
> 
> What tool on UNIX (or DOS/Windows) will correctly expand the file???
> 

First use

gunzip on tar.gz file

this will give you,  .tar file

Then use

tar -xvf on the .tar file, this will untar the distribution.


Shankar.