Open IPKG packages from command line

Stefan Monnier monnier at
Mon Mar 9 02:12:11 CET 2009

> I have been able to extract some packages by using "tar -zxvf" after 
> renaming the extension to tar.gz - though I cant with all packages (and 
> I dont know why).

Try it with `file': it will usually tell you what kind of file you're
looking at.  `ipkg' packages have used various formats over time, the
ones I remember are .tar.gz and ar.  In bith cases, the content is a few
meta files plus a .tar.gz (so you stupidly get double compression if the
outer wrapper is .tar.gz).


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