help pl.

David Martin dmartin at
Mon Jul 23 08:52:14 UTC 2001

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Kala wrote:

> Hi all,
>  Cud u pl.tell me whether i can install Emboss on True64Unix...
>  I'm unable to untar it...It says "not look like a tar archive"...

First ensure that it was transferred in binary mode.

Secondly, you will need to gunzip the archive before untarr'ing. Gnu tar
includes gunzip (tar zxf filename) whereas many vendor supplied versions
don't. The following command line may help

zcat filename | tar xf -


>  It'll b very useful if i get a reply soon.
> thanx in adv.
> kala

David Martin PhD
Bioinformatics Scientific Officer
Wellcome Trust Biocentre, Dundee

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