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I tried to extract .tar.gz file using following command

spgt@ubuntu:~$ tar xvf 12.0sp1_232_quartus_free_linux.tar.gz

but this is what I see after I press return

tar: 12.0sp1_232_quartus_free_linux.tar.gz:  

Cannot open: No such file or directory 

tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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Are you in the same folder as your tar file?

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No I am not! should I be? :D well that make sense:D – spgt Aug 3 '12 at 8:53
Yes, you should. Or, you can specify an absolute path. I don;t generally upvote trivial answers, but this looks right. – hexafraction Aug 3 '12 at 22:46


tar -xzvf 12.0sp1_232_quartus_free_linux.tar.gz
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Actually, for these options, the - is optional. And z doesn't have to be given explicitly--when it's a .tar.gz archive extracted with x, it will automatically behave as if z was passed. It turns out the problem was that the archive was located somewhere else. – Eliah Kagan Aug 4 '12 at 0:33

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