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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-release → 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 suites earlier than 2011, 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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