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Re: Tar oddity...



On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:47:26 +0100
DB <Freddog_de yahoo co uk> wrote:

> On 12/18/2009 01:23 PM, fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:
> > Subject:
> > Re: Tar oddity...
> > From:
> > Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de>
> > Date:
> > Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:28:09 +0100
> >
> > To:
> > "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." 
> > <fedora-list redhat com>
> >
> >
> > On 12/17/2009 11:51 PM, DB wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I've just (re)installed F12 on my laptop, & tried to copy my home
> >> directory (F11) from my desktop using tar.
> >>
> >> The create went OK, & I can do tar tvh on the desktop no probs.
> >> But when I connect the external drive to the laptop, tar tvh says
> >> it's closing because of previous errors; ark refuses to open
> >> the .tar.gz file as it has errors.
> >
> > Please show us the actual error message. You are not providing 
> > sufficient details to be able to help.
> >
> > Ralf
> >
> Hi Ralf,
> 
> ark puts up a dialog box
> reading the archive "xxxx.tar.gz"
> failed with the error
> 'The archive reading failed with message: Damaged tar archive'
> 
> and tar tvf reads 45 entries and then
> 
>      tar: skipping to next header
>      tar: exiting with failure status due to previous errors
> 
> but doesn't say what previous errors!
> 
> TIA
> 
> Dave
> 

Why not use tar -zxvf xxx.tar.gz unless, its just xxx.tar, then it
would be tar -xvf xxx.tar

Otherwise, perhaps your archive never finished correctly or is
corrupt. it would be interesting to see the command you used to
create the archive.

-- 
Best regards,

Chris

“It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe
nothing, than to believe what is wrong.”

           -- Thomas Jefferson


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