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Re: tar failure

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: tar failure
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:16:06 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

Hi David,

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 03:58:41PM -0800, address@hidden wrote:
> I hate to expose my ignorance, but:
> tar -vtf parted-1.6.6.tar.gf and tar -vtf parted-1.6.8.tar.gf gives:
> tar:This does not look like a tar archive
> tar: Skipping to next header
> tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> What am I doing wrong/not understanding?

The tar file was gzipped.  So, you can either gunzip it, or do tar -vtfz
(note the z)


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