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Re: [Bug-tar] Prb with tar

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Prb with tar
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 17:42:34 +0200
User-agent: nail 11.2 8/15/04

"Hichem Hamimed" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have used tar under solaris 8 to save all my work and I used -n option (I'm 
> not sure!) to deal with files with filaname longer than 255.
> Now I'm trying to extract those files under Linux system but the problem is 
> that this version of tar (1.13.25) replace all the files with filename length 
> more than 255 with numbers!!!!
> What can I do?

If you used Solaris tar to archive very long filenames, you cannot extract
with GNU tar. Use star instead:



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