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_I am Reptar    35

what can i use on the mac to open .gzip and .gz files,i'm a mac n00b plz help

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GaZZacK    0

.gz is a linux archive, I'm not sure if you can extract it on a mac.

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the evn show    138

I just double clicked on it - unpacked and then mounted the disk image. Is this not happening for you?

EDIT: then edit again - i'll post another response instead.

Edited by the evn show

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_I am Reptar    35

nope,it asks me what i want to use to open it

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session    0

er... did you try stuffit?

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markjensen    98
.gz is a linux archive, I'm not sure if you can extract it on a mac.

It's not specific to Linux. It is heavily used in all of the *nix variants, including Linux, the various UNIXes, things like Solaris and BSD. Since the new Macs are run on a BSD platform, it should be easy enough to deal with the gzip file (as it is practically native to BSD).

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the evn show    138

I just realized that stuff it is an 'optional' package and it will not be installed if you uncheck "additional software" before you install OS X which would explain the problem.

SOLUTION:

1. Launch terminal (/applications/utilities/terminal.app)

2. Type "gunzip " (the space after the word 'gunzip' is _required_) don't press enter.

3. Drag and drop the camino .gz file onto the terminal window

4. Press enter

5. When you get another command prompt back - quit terminal.

You should see a file called 'comanio-0.8b.dmg' in the same folder as the .gz file - it's a regular disk image so just double click to mount it.

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_I am Reptar    35

THANKS,worked fine,loving camino,thnx again

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Pilsbury    0

There's a free version of StuffIt at www.stuffit.com

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misecia    0

Stuffit handles most types of archive files, if it doesn't then change the preferences, there are lots of extras in there that aren't turn on by default.

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