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File in question is http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/downloads/detail?name=wkhtmltopdf-0.10.0_rc2-static-i386.tar.bz2

meder@pc:~$ tar -xvjf wkhtmltopdf-0.10.0_rc2-static-i386.tar.bz2 
bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

I tried to unzip it as well, and I tried a various slew of commands to no avail on my Debian box which has no GUI.

I downloaded this on my local desktop ( Ubuntu ) and was able to easily extract w/ my mouse so I'm not exactly sure what the extractor did differently...

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What does file tell you? It may have been uncompressed why you downloaded it. If so, it's just not compressed at all.

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wkhtmltopdf-0.10.0_rc2-static-i386.tar.bz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k – meder omuraliev Feb 13 '11 at 9:54
    
interesting.. i just did tar -xvf and that seemed to extract it.... – meder omuraliev Feb 13 '11 at 9:54
    
Son of a.. I seemed to have wget'd a 404/hotlink page instead of the actual file. Thanks and accepting asap. – meder omuraliev Feb 13 '11 at 9:55

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