jpstewart wrote:Intuition wrote:The tar -xvzf option which is supposed to unzip them says illegal option. Though that is what multiple sites say opens a TGIF file.
For what it's worth, that's to be expected on IRIX. The z option (which is what unpacks gzipped files) is for GNU tar. IRIX tar doesn't have it. If you have neko_tar (and neko_gzip) installed and /usr/nekoware/bin first in your path, then it should work. Or call /usr/nekoware/bin/tar explicitly instead of relying on $PATH. Or any of a multitude of other options, depending on what you've got installed and how it's set up.
Indeed, Nekoware/GNU tar works fine with the -z option.
Even in later versions of IRIX (and many other commercial varieties of UNIX), the standard tar is very "old school" with respect to its capabilities, and I almost always install a set of GNU tools, including tar and gzip, whenever I do a new/clean system installation.