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Re: [Bug-tar] "GNU tar zxvf foo.tar.bz2" doesn't work

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] "GNU tar zxvf foo.tar.bz2" doesn't work
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:31:52 +0300

Michael Bacarella <address@hidden> wrote:

> $ tar zxvf mp3act_12.tar.bz2
> gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
> tar: Child returned status 1
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> Why does the user need to know if it's packed with bzip2 or gzip or compress?

He does not. Do not use any compression option for tar to autodetect the

  tar xvf mp3act_12.tar.bz2

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