[time-nuts] Administrivia -- List Archives (was "How a MicrostepperWorks")

Brian Kirby kirbybq at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 12 13:19:58 EST 2005

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John Ackermann N8UR wrote:

> Bill Hawkins wrote:
>> John,
>> I used Unix between 1983 and 1993, but now it is a withered skill
>> that is not supported by any Unix operating system. I can download
>> the .gz files, but I can't open them with WinZip. Is this a version
>> problem, requiring a newer version of WinZip than 1998? Seems to me
>> that WinZip could open a tar file, but there are none left here to
>> test.
> The ".gz" suffix means "gzip" which is a compression scheme that 
> replaces the old Unix "compress" utility.  By itself, it only 
> compresses and doesn't create archives, so it's often used with the 
> tar program to create a compressed archive with a ".tgz" ( or 
> sometimes the DOS-unfriendly ".tar.gz") extension.
> gzip executables for Windows (and DOS, and lots of other platforms) 
> are available at http://www.gzip.org/#exe. 
> Though I haven't downloaded any of the archives to double-check, I'm 
> pretty sure that the list archives for each month are just a single 
> text file that's been compressed, so just un-gzipping should be all 
> you need and you don't need to worry about un-tarring the file 
> afterwards.
> From a look at the WinZip support page, it looks like recent WinZip 
> versions can extract .gz and .tgz files, but can't create them.
> John
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