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Hi I use FC12 command : tar xvfz GeoIP.dat.gz

I get the errors

tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Whats the problem?

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/usr/bin/file is your friend. When a program is having trouble with an input file, try file GeoIP.dat to see if it is what you think it is. – David J. Liszewski Sep 30 '10 at 15:40

Based on the filename, it isn't a tar archive.

Try just using gunzip GeoIP.dat.gz which should give you GeoIP.dat.

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Thank you got it – uname3455 Sep 30 '10 at 12:04
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