I have downloaded some tar fies for my CAD tools( from their site ). When I extracted my tar, it gave out .tz files. How can I extract files from them or isn't it a tar archive ? Please help me.
Using the Gui ,I got the files installed. Later on I checked the tcl script that is working behind the gui. In that script, they renamed the file to
.taz , then added/appended some details to the file using some function. After which , I could extract the file using
zcat filename | tar -xvf-
gzip -d filname.taz | tar -xvf-
tar -xvf filename.taz
I think since this is a file related to a proprietary tool, they have some sort of encryption script which is to be run to make the file a tar archive. In the earlier versions they directly gave the tar file.
tar xf yourfile.tz
Synopsys archives are usually gzipped tar archives, but since
file just shows your file type as
data it seems you might have something else. Read the Synopsys Install instructions, and verify the files you got have been downloaded and copied correctly. Another possibility is that the files might have been encrypted, this will be noted on either the download site or in the install instructions.