To illustrate the point: I have downloaded the LEDA library from the company's website. Using tar -xzf on it fails:
$ tar -xzf LEDA-6.3-free-fedora-core-8-64-g++-4.1.2-mt.tar.gz tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Skipping to next header tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
However, gunzip followed by tar -xf works just fine:
$ gunzip LEDA-6.3-free-fedora-core-8-64-g++-4.1.2-mt.tar.gz $ tar -xf LEDA-6.3-free-fedora-core-8-64-g++-4.1.2-mt.tar # no error
Can anyone tell me why this could be?- I'd want the standard
tar command to work all the time.