[Snort-users] Extracting snortrules-2931.tar.gz

Jeremy Hoel jthoel at ...11827...
Tue Oct 9 12:53:39 EDT 2012


to check the size of a file, go to the directory where the file is and
run 'ls -al'.

But since 'file' said it's text and not a tar.gz or zip file, then
that's the problem.  Your download is not correct.

go ahead and run 'cat snortrules-2931.tar.gz'



On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Akinwale Fasuru <fashman2k1 at ...131...> wrote:
> I replied the email you sent earlier saying that i didnt know how to check for te size of the file. But i did rule the command u asked me here is the response
>
> snortrules-2931.tar.gz: ASCII text
>
>
> --- On Tue, 10/9/12, Jeremy Hoel <jthoel at ...11827...> wrote:
>
>> From: Jeremy Hoel <jthoel at ...11827...>
>> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Extracting snortrules-2931.tar.gz
>> To: "Akinwale Fasuru" <fashman2k1 at ...131...>
>> Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
>> Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 11:46 AM
>> You never got back to me about the
>> size of the file and if the file
>> was complete.
>>
>> the error makes it sound like it's not a tar.gz file.
>>
>> you need to very you got the whole file and that it's not
>> just a text error.
>>
>> run 'file snortrules-2931.tar.gz' and see what it says.
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Akinwale Fasuru <fashman2k1 at ...131...>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello everyone,
>> >  I am still having problems extracting
>> snortrules-2931.tar.gz
>> >
>> > tar -xzvf snortrules-2931.tar.gz
>> >> I get this erro message
>> >>
>> >> zip: stdin: not in gzip format
>> >>
>> >> tar: Child returned status 1
>> >>
>> >> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>> >
>> >
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