[arch-general] Error for extract archive .tar

Partha Chowdhury partha at gmx.us
Tue Jan 11 21:53:55 EST 2011

On 01/12/11 08:16, dario wrote:
> Hi! i have a problem for extract an archive .tar, because when write
> "tar -xzvf archive.tar.gz" i get the messenge:
> gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
> tar: Child returned status 1
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> i have installed tar and gzip, and would install 7zip, but i can't.
> What is the problem?
> Thank you very much
what does "file archive.tar.gz" show in terminal ? The file may be 
damaged or corrupt.

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