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Best way to associate .tar.gz with "tar -xzf"?
- From: "Jamshid Afshar" <jamshid at io dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 00:47:37 -0600
- Subject: Best way to associate .tar.gz with "tar -xzf"?
- Reply-to: "Jamshid Afshar" <jamshid at io dot com>
On Windows XP, I created a .tar.gz file type under Folder Options=>File
Types tab. I then set the "Opens with" to a one-line batch file
FOR %%F IN (%1) DO pushd %%~pF && tar -xvzf %%~nxF
This allows double-clicking on a foo.tar.gz file to automatically cause it
to be uncompressed and untarred. FYI, it is necessary to cd to that
directory and untar only the filename portion without the path, otherwise
you get the error appended below.
Just thought I would share this. Maybe somebody has a better way to
associate cygwin utilities with the Windows explorer.
W:\Downloads>tar -tzf W:\Downloads\privoxy-3.0.0-stable-src.tar.gz
tar (child): Cannot execute remote shell: No such file or directory
tar (child): W\:\\Downloads\\privoxy-3.0.0-stable-src.tar.gz: Cannot open:
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
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