Problem with tarring out a tar file

JD jd1008 at
Thu Jul 8 23:32:33 UTC 2010

  On 07/08/2010 03:56 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 15:35:48 -0700
> JD<jd1008 at>  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?
> What filesystem type is the directory you are untarring it on?
> Is it by change a fat/vfat or the like? It may well not be able to
> handle utf8 encoded filenames.
> kevin
The partition I am untarring into is an ext4 partition.

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