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Help needed (.tar.gz file)

Johnson K Jose
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Hi All,
I have downloaded the Acme.JPM.Encoders.GifEncoder class from site. But the downloaded file is in .tar.gz format.
I am using Windows XP as my OS, Can anyone please tell me how to decompress a .tar file? Is it possible on windows or only possible in UNIX OS?
Or any one knows from where can I get a .zip version of the same package? I couldn�t find out one in their web site.
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Thanks in advance
William Brogden
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Seems to me that WinZip can handle .gz formatted archives. Which Zip utility do you have?
Corey McGlone
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As this doesn't have anything to do with SCJP Certification, I'm going to move this to (for lack of a better place) Java in General (Beginner).

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Barry Gaunt
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If you have a file myfile.tar.gz, you can rename it to myfile.tgz and let WinZip unpack it as Bill said. It's a two stage process, WinZip will find a tar file which again you unpack with WinZip.

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Randall Twede
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you could try downloading a program called "power archiver" i'm pretty sure it can handle them

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Marilyn de Queiroz

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or use cygwin
[ April 14, 2003: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

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