Article ID: 1488 - Last Modified: May 31, 2011
How do I extract a tar file or a tar.gz file on Windows?
If you don't have a program like 7-zip that will extract tar archives, you can use the following steps.
First, open a Schrodinger Command Prompt window (Start → All Programs → Schrodinger-2011 → Schrodinger Command Prompt).You can then extract a
.tar file with this command:
tar -xvf name.tar
If the file is a
.tar.gz file, use these commands:
gzip -d name.tar.gz tar -xvf name.tar
For earlier suites, you can open a SchrodingerShell (Unix shell) from the installation directory instead of opening a Schrodinger Command Prompt window. You can then type the commands above to extract the file.
You can also start a Unix shell from the Schrodinger Command Prompt by typing
sh. Note that the Unix shell provided by either mechanism has somewhat limited capabilities.
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