Installing openCSV for Java. What do I do with a .gz file?

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I'm trying to install openCSV for java and downloaded the files from sourceForge. Unfortunately it's a .gz file and I'm not sure how to handle it.

(How do I get the .jar files to add to the path?)

Any suggestions?

I'm using windows 7 machine with netbeans and eclipse.

2012-04-03 22:34
by screechOwl
I dunno, unzip it - Dave Newton 2012-04-03 22:35
@DaveNewton: How would I do that? My only experience w/ .gz files is in R and they are automatically handled by the installer - screechOwl 2012-04-03 22:37
... Use WinZip, 7zip, or any other file compression utility - Dave Newton 2012-04-03 22:39
Any free utilities you'd suggest - screechOwl 2012-04-03 22:40
I dunno, how about 7zip? This question is totally off-topic, btw - Dave Newton 2012-04-03 22:42


Use 7-zip or winrar or Winzip to extract the content of the tar.gz. If you have cygwin, and cygwin bin directory is on your path environment variable you can use the command line to execute this:

tar xvzf thefile.tar.gz
2012-04-03 22:40
by Guillaume Polet


It sounds like you need some clarification about the file format:

  • .tar is a file format for storing collections of files for distribution or archiving

  • .gz is the file extension for files compressed using gzip

Open the tar.gz archive in 7-zip and drill into the folder tree until you find the opencsv-2.3 folder and then extract.

2012-04-04 00:51
by eabraham