Date: Mon Aug 20 13:11:37 2007

Author: Joe Dohm

Subject: Re: OT email question

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.tar.gz is really a combination of two file formats. .gz means it has been
gnu zipped up, and you should be able to open with 7zip. The .tar means
that it is a tarball. that means it is really a collection of a bunch of
files, all wrapped up in one to make it easier to transfer. This can also
be opened with 7zip. I don't believe that you will be able to use winzip to
open the file, but it's worth a shot. 7zip is an open source utility that
handles (oddly enough) 7 different file formats, available for download at
7zip.org.
--Joe



On 8/20/07, Rick Tarara wrote:
>
> If you have WinZip you should be able to see inside the zipped file and
> extract (or just read) individual documents. Otherwise, you will need to
> unzip the whole thing--do so to your hard-drive, and then try to read the
> individual messages.
> Rick
>
> ***************************
> Richard W. Tarara
> Professor of Physics
> Saint Mary's College
> Notre Dame, IN
> rtarara@saintmarys.edu
> ******************************
> Free Physics Software
> PC & Mac
> www.saintmarys.edu/~rtarara/software.html
> *******************************
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Pati Sievert
> *To:* tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> *Sent:* Monday, August 20, 2007 11:46 AM
> *Subject:* [tap-l] OT email question
>
> Some of you may remember my story of our server being confiscated by the
> local police early in the summer. I have recovered most of my web based
> "stuff" from the last back-up of the server. My "problem" is that my email
> was on the server as well. It was an IMAP server and I have been given a
> zipped file named Mail.tar.gz which is 747 MB (the unzipped file is over 1
> GB). Our server was managed by a grad student with very limited English
> skills and beyond getting me the file, has not been able to tell me how to
> open it with my email client to read it. I would prefer to open it in a
> Mozilla email program, but would appreciate any help offered. The size of
> the file has kept me from experimenting with opening it as I have 1 GB RAM.
> Anyone have experience to share on this?
> Thanks!!!
> Pati
> --
> Pati Sievert
> Outreach Coordinator/Instructor
> Northern Illinois Department of Physics
> DeKalb, IL 60115
>
>

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.tar.gz is really a combination of two file formats. .gz means it has been gnu zipped up, and you should be able to open with 7zip. The .tar means that it is a tarball. that means it is really a collection of a bunch of files, all wrapped up in one to make it easier to transfer. This can also be opened with 7zip.
I don't believe that you will be able
to use winzip to open the file, but it's worth a shot. 7zip is an open
source utility that handles (oddly enough) 7 different file formats, available for download at 7zip.org.--Joe

On 8/20/07, Rick Tarara wrote:







If you have WinZip you should be able to see inside
the zipped file and extract (or just read) individual documents.
Otherwise, you will need to unzip the whole thing--do so to your hard-drive, and
then try to read the individual messages. Rick

***************************Richard W.
TararaProfessor of PhysicsSaint Mary's CollegeNotre Dame, INrtarara@saintmarys.edu
******************************Free
Physics SoftwarePC & Macwww.saintmarys.edu/~rtarara/software.html*******************************



----- Original Message -----

From:
Pati
Sievert
To:
tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 11:46
AM
Subject: [tap-l] OT email question

Some of you may remember my story of our server being
confiscated by the local police early in the summer. I have recovered
most of my web based "stuff" from the last back-up of the server. My
"problem" is that my email was on the server as well. It was an IMAP
server and I have been given a zipped file named Mail.tar.gz which is 747 MB
(the unzipped file is over 1 GB). Our server was managed by a grad
student with very limited English skills and beyond getting me the file, has
not been able to tell me how to open it with my email client to read it.
I would prefer to open it in a Mozilla email program, but would appreciate any
help offered. The size of the file has kept me from experimenting with
opening it as I have 1 GB RAM.Anyone have experience to share on
this?Thanks!!!Pati-- Pati SievertOutreach
Coordinator/InstructorNorthern Illinois Department of PhysicsDeKalb,
IL 60115


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