Problem with tarring out a tar file

Les hlhowell at pacbell.net
Fri Jul 9 00:25:25 UTC 2010


On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 16:13 -0700, jack craig wrote:
> 
> 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
> > <.....long.......file........name>:  No such file or directory.
> >
> > Any clues why this is happening?
> >
> > Thanx,
> >
> > JD
> >
> >    
> what does
> 
> $tar tvf my-tar-ball.tar
> 
> say

You might also check the file system type you moved it to.  If you moved
it to a FAT16 or FAT32 volume, you might not have gotten all the file as
FAT16 has a 2G file size limitation.  Don't know FAT32 restriction, but
I suspect it is larger, but still might not hold your tar-ball.

Regards,
Les H




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