.tar .gz torrent

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kenglade, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone tell me how to open this file on an intel Mac running Lion? Stuffit Expander doesn't do it.
     
  2. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, Stuffit Expander didn't work ("A failure has occurred. Stuffit Exapnder was unable to determine the file format") but I'll try some of the others
     
  3. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    Linux ISO no doubt?

    I suspect these torrent files either have a payload designed for windows users or are just corrupt.
     
  4. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's too bad. There is information I really could have used. I have an old PC I never use anymore and I might try it. Many Thanks
     
  5. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I agree it is very frustrating to download that 1GB+ Lunix ISO or even worse 5GB Wikipedia dump and find you can't open it. Careful about infecting your PC with that viral payload.
     
  6. Mac-Michael macrumors regular

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    tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz at the command line. Maybe
     

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