Thoughts of a Chicana Feminist

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Annoying Error, Simple Answer

I used wget to download phplist today. When I went to open it (tried both tar -zxvf and tar -zvf) I kept getting...

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous error

I knew for a fact it is a gzip file (extension .tgz), so I decided I would try to first gunzip the file, then take apart the tar ball. Thing is calling gzip just gave me the same response, "not in gzip format".

Of course, I Googled the heck out of it assuming it was something I did wrong. Nope. It was just a bad download. I rm'd the file and downloaded it again. When I called tar -zxvf again it unpacked nicely.