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Anonymous
March 31, 2005 3:18:13 PM

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Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a WINZIP
file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line 0)
Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
accessible via non-Windows utility.

Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
eventually.

Appreciate your thoughts ...

More about : tar file zip

Anonymous
March 31, 2005 4:38:08 PM

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Hi

Where did you download the file from? Any file with a double extension may
suggest a virus. Has the file been virus-checked before you try and open
it?

http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=tar

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"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a WINZIP
> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line 0)
> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>
> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
> eventually.
>
> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>
>
Anonymous
March 31, 2005 6:08:58 PM

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Thanks to you both, David and Will. It came from a University site. Will try
again. Already tried renaming to get just mword.tar (as seemed sensible)
Len
"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o oILgYeNFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> Where did you download the file from? Any file with a double extension
> may suggest a virus. Has the file been virus-checked before you try and
> open it?
>
> http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=tar
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups.
>
>
> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
> news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a WINZIP
>> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line 0)
>> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
>> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>>
>> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
>> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
>> eventually.
>>
>> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
April 1, 2005 1:48:20 AM

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Winzip does tar. It sounds corrupt.

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"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a WINZIP
> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line 0)
> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>
> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
> eventually.
>
> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>
>
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 4:16:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Tar files are just files joined together. What is supposed to be in it?

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"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message news:_vT2e.118$_M1.48@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
> Thanks to you both, David and Will. It came from a University site. Will try
> again. Already tried renaming to get just mword.tar (as seemed sensible)
> Len
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o oILgYeNFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> Where did you download the file from? Any file with a double extension
>> may suggest a virus. Has the file been virus-checked before you try and
>> open it?
>>
>> http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=tar
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups.
>>
>>
>> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
>> news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>>> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a WINZIP
>>> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line 0)
>>> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
>>> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>>>
>>> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
>>> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
>>> eventually.
>>>
>>> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 2:30:48 PM

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David, it's just a word list (a dictionary without definitions)

Source is http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/

Len.

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
news:o RG4xwfNFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Tar files are just files joined together. What is supposed to be in it?

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"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
news:_vT2e.118$_M1.48@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
> Thanks to you both, David and Will. It came from a University site. Will
> try
> again. Already tried renaming to get just mword.tar (as seemed sensible)
> Len
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o oILgYeNFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> Where did you download the file from? Any file with a double extension
>> may suggest a virus. Has the file been virus-checked before you try and
>> open it?
>>
>> http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=tar
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups.
>>
>>
>> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
>> news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>>> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a WINZIP
>>> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line 0)
>>> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
>>> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>>>
>>> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
>>> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
>>> eventually.
>>>
>>> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 1:07:51 AM

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Open it in notepad then and find the word list and copy and paste it. Tar are just files joined together.

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"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message news:sp93e.66$p71.58@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
> David, it's just a word list (a dictionary without definitions)
>
> Source is http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/
>
> Len.
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:o RG4xwfNFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Tar files are just files joined together. What is supposed to be in it?
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
> news:_vT2e.118$_M1.48@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>> Thanks to you both, David and Will. It came from a University site. Will
>> try
>> again. Already tried renaming to get just mword.tar (as seemed sensible)
>> Len
>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:o oILgYeNFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> Where did you download the file from? Any file with a double extension
>>> may suggest a virus. Has the file been virus-checked before you try and
>>> open it?
>>>
>>> http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=tar
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Will Denny
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>> Please reply to the News Groups.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
>>> news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>>>> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a WINZIP
>>>> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line 0)
>>>> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
>>>> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>>>>
>>>> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
>>>> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
>>>> eventually.
>>>>
>>>> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 1:07:52 AM

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Doesn't work. According to Google search, TAR files are (origibnally) tape
back-up files, compressed. According to WinZip filetype list (within the
prog), it can decompress TAR files. Biut it doesn't want to know this one!
Notebook does indeed open it, but displays a series of rectangles,
non-ASCII.

I gave the link - if you have the time you might like to try it - please
advise if you have success. WinZip and WinRAR don't work.

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
news:eWBeRsqNFHA.2748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Open it in notepad then and find the word list and copy and paste it. Tar
are just files joined together.

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"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
news:sp93e.66$p71.58@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
> David, it's just a word list (a dictionary without definitions)
>
> Source is http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/
>
> Len.
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:o RG4xwfNFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Tar files are just files joined together. What is supposed to be in it?
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
> news:_vT2e.118$_M1.48@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>> Thanks to you both, David and Will. It came from a University site. Will
>> try
>> again. Already tried renaming to get just mword.tar (as seemed sensible)
>> Len
>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:o oILgYeNFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> Where did you download the file from? Any file with a double extension
>>> may suggest a virus. Has the file been virus-checked before you try and
>>> open it?
>>>
>>> http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=tar
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Will Denny
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>> Please reply to the News Groups.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
>>> news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>>>> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a
>>>> WINZIP
>>>> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line
>>>> 0)
>>>> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
>>>> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>>>>
>>>> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
>>>> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
>>>> eventually.
>>>>
>>>> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 2:02:57 AM

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There are only tar.z files on that site. IE content sniffing determined wrongly that it was a tar file (it has to guess). Try renaming it to tar.z from tar.tar and winzip can unzip it. Winzip is atempting to untar it instead of unzeding it.

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"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message news:Wga3e.80$p71.18@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
> Doesn't work. According to Google search, TAR files are (origibnally) tape
> back-up files, compressed. According to WinZip filetype list (within the
> prog), it can decompress TAR files. Biut it doesn't want to know this one!
> Notebook does indeed open it, but displays a series of rectangles,
> non-ASCII.
>
> I gave the link - if you have the time you might like to try it - please
> advise if you have success. WinZip and WinRAR don't work.
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:eWBeRsqNFHA.2748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Open it in notepad then and find the word list and copy and paste it. Tar
> are just files joined together.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
> news:sp93e.66$p71.58@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>> David, it's just a word list (a dictionary without definitions)
>>
>> Source is http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/
>>
>> Len.
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
>> news:o RG4xwfNFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Tar files are just files joined together. What is supposed to be in it?
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
>> news:_vT2e.118$_M1.48@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>>> Thanks to you both, David and Will. It came from a University site. Will
>>> try
>>> again. Already tried renaming to get just mword.tar (as seemed sensible)
>>> Len
>>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:o oILgYeNFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi
>>>>
>>>> Where did you download the file from? Any file with a double extension
>>>> may suggest a virus. Has the file been virus-checked before you try and
>>>> open it?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=tar
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Will Denny
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>> Please reply to the News Groups.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
>>>> news:V%Q2e.83$_M1.60@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>>>>> Have d/l a datafile with extn *.tar.tar, which XP identifies as a
>>>>> WINZIP
>>>>> file. Neither WINZIP nor WINRAR will touch it. (error on header line
>>>>> 0)
>>>>> Googled - seemes it's an open-source tape file compressed, and only
>>>>> accessible via non-Windows utility.
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyone know of a Windows XP decompressor for it?
>>>>> File is data only (370,000 words listing) - I want the data into Excel,
>>>>> eventually.
>>>>>
>>>>> Appreciate your thoughts ...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
April 2, 2005 3:39:14 PM

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On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 11:29:58 GMT, "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote:

>I gave the link - if you have the time you might like to try it - please
>advise if you have success. WinZip and WinRAR don't work.

Not sure why you can't unzip it. WinZip 9.0 on Windows98SE worked for
me. But the question is - what do you do with them after they're
unzipped? They're plain text files with funny file extensions and the
README indicates you should do something with "BUILD", but it's not
included in the targz and the only linux command I found for "build"
creates an RPM, which does a Windows user no good at all.

Looks interesting, but how are these files useful?
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 7:28:44 PM

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They're SUPPOSED to be word lists (dictionaries without definitions), part
of a project and data now in the public domain. I want the word lists as a
datafile in Excel, I'm attempting to create (re-invent the wheel, perhaps) -
a pc-based "search" routine (using combination of wildcard and known
letters).
This already exists, on-line, but takes ages to load.
It's for a particular type of crossword puzzle which has a grid, with
numbered squares, and one or two known letters, user to replace numbered
squares with letters till grid complete - no clues.
It's a personal challenge - I enjoy this particular type of word puzzle,
also Excel programming - but I need the word-list data. Found this file by
devios means, just hope that if/when I get it open, it's in a form I can
use!
Sincerely, Len.

"Vince" <nobody@home.invalid> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 11:29:58 GMT, "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote:
>
>>I gave the link - if you have the time you might like to try it - please
>>advise if you have success. WinZip and WinRAR don't work.
>
> Not sure why you can't unzip it. WinZip 9.0 on Windows98SE worked for
> me. But the question is - what do you do with them after they're
> unzipped? They're plain text files with funny file extensions and the
> README indicates you should do something with "BUILD", but it's not
> included in the targz and the only linux command I found for "build"
> creates an RPM, which does a Windows user no good at all.
>
> Looks interesting, but how are these files useful?
!