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Re: Error ...

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Error ...
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 21:58:32 -0700 (PDT)

   From: <address@hidden>
   Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 20:43:07 -0400 (EDT)

   % tar -xvf filename.tar

   tar: Skipping to next header
   tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

   But I got this message after 1% untar.

What does '1% untar' mean?

   Is that any way to untar the file step-by-step.

If your tar file merely has a bad block in it somewhere, you can
use dd to strip the leading junk and untar the rest.  E.g

    dd if=filename.tar skip=1000 | tar -xvf -

skips the first 1000 blocks, and then uses "tar" to scan the rest.

If your tar file is systematically munged, though, you'll need to
unmunge it.

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