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How do I extract bz2.tar tarballs on Windows 7? What program will do it?

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up vote 18 down vote accepted

I suggest using 7-Zip:

Supported formats:

  • Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
  • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.

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How do I extract bz2.tar tarballs on Windows 7?

Download 7-zip from here and extract the archive.

What program will do it?

Without knowing the contents of the archive - pretty much impossible to say.

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+1 for not posting a bare link... – JNK Sep 21 '10 at 20:54
@JNK: To be honest, I don't know how this post was any more helpful than the bare link... – Sasha Chedygov Sep 22 '10 at 0:37
@musicfreak (1) Link rot (2) There's a second question. – Sathya Sep 22 '10 at 0:57
I'm pretty sure the second question is the same as the first. "What program will do it?" == "What program will extract tarballs on Windows?" – Sasha Chedygov Sep 22 '10 at 1:36
@musicfreak shrugs downvote if you don't like it. – Sathya Sep 22 '10 at 1:53

WinRAR also handles TAR and TAR.GZ (tarball) formats.

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