Listed below are three ways to use bzip2 with tar, namely
This method requires no setup at all. To un-tar the bzip2'd tar archive, foo.tar.bz2 in the current directory, do
These work, but can be a PITA to type often.
In your .bashrc, you can put in a line like this:
In your .tcshrc, or .cshrc, the analogous line looks like this:
Update your tar to GNU's newest version, which is currently 1.13.10. It can be found at GNU's ftp site or any mirror.
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