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Old 02-04-2010, 07:35 AM   #1
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Question gnu tar creates multiple odd directories with numeric names when extracting


hello
I become to use tar with incremental feature for archiving data under ubuntu.
But when I try to extract archive later under windows (using gnu tar also) it creates many directories like this:

<...>
11324447220
11324447221
11324447223
11324447247
11324447275
11324447331
11324447343
11324447344
11324447345
<...>
home
etc

Internal structure of each of those directories is similar to main archived structure (subdiectories home and etc).
Some files are archived in those subdirectories
(for example: 11324447345/home/user1/document.txt) and some on main level (as they expected). I can't find any rule for it.
Under linux everything seems to be ok.

What is the problem? It's a matter of some tar switch or bug?
 
Old 02-05-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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Windows might not have UTF-8 encoding. You might be able to add it. Or, you can use 7-zip, which exists for both Linux and Windows.
 
Old 02-05-2010, 08:12 AM   #3
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Ok, I found that this is tar for windows bug announced in 2008-10 and still waiting for resolving.
 
  


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