Help with tar, hmm

Help with tar, hmm

Post by John E.Bro » Mon, 02 Oct 1995 04:00:00



Hi!
        When I FTP from Sun a tar file, e.g. ed.tar into my Linux drive and
        then use tar -tvf ed.tar I get the following:

                tar: Hmm, this doesn't look like a tar archieve.
                tar: Skipping to next file header...
                tar: Only Read 234 bytes from archieve ed.tar

        What am I doing wrong??

        Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated.


 
 
 

1. tar: Hmm, this doesn't look like a tar archive

I've been getting this error and can't quite seem to figure out why.
I've tried a few different tar options but always get this error.
Has anyone else seen this problem?

/usr# (cd doc && tar cf - .)|(cd /opt/doc && tar xf -)
tar: Hmm, this doesn't look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next file header
/usr# (cd doc && tar cf - .)|(cd /opt/doc && tar xBf -)
tar: Hmm, this doesn't look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next file header
/usr# (cd doc && tar cf - .)|file -
standard input:              ASCII text (with escape sequences)
/usr# (cd doc && tar cf /opt/doc.tar .)
/usr# file /opt/doc.tar
/opt/doc.tar: GNU tar archive
/usr# ls -ld doc
drwxr-xr-x  13 root     root         1024 Oct 11 16:41 doc/
/usr# ls -ld /opt/doc
drwxr-xr-x 111 root     root         3072 Sep 27 15:58 /opt/doc/

Thanks, Bob

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