Problem with tarring out a tar file

jack craig jcraig at
Thu Jul 8 23:13:15 UTC 2010

On 07/08/2010 03:35 PM, JD wrote:
>    Hi,
> I had downloaded a zip file under windows and unzipped it.
> No problems.
> The file names in the zipped archive are long german names, so
> they are displayed with special chars embedded in the file names
> and directory names, like
> Barrè
> Mächter
> among others.
> So I tarred out the whole directory into a tar file.
> Later I moved that tar file to another mounted partition.
> I cd'ed to the mounted partition and tried to untar it:
> tar xpvf my-tar-ball.tar
> For every file in the tarball, tar outputs the message
> <>:  No such file or directory.
> Any clues why this is happening?
> Thanx,
> JD
what does

$tar tvf my-tar-ball.tar


Jack Craig
Software Engineer
831.461.7100 x120

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