It means decompress a compressed archive... not all tars support this...

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Subject: RE: [Zope] How to upgrade to 2.3 (no differential install?)


> just checked man of tar  - no "z" was listed.
> what exactly is definition of "z"?
> I assume it might be "ignore top level directory"?
> 
> Dale
> 
> ----------------------   SNIP    ------------------------
> 
> two steps too many ;)
> Just tar -xvzf the original file,no need to copy and then delete the 
> copy.
> /me ducks
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