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Old 03-30-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
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is it possible to get information from one bad split tar?

I made a split tar of my home, cause of file size issues. It seems that at some point, there's a problem with them when i "recat" them together and pipe them to tar:

cat *.tgz* | tar zxvf

At some point, it complains about a crc and quits.

So... I want to get the maximun out of those files so I lose as little information as possible.

How can I extract files from them?
Old 03-30-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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tar has a built-in function for split tars to put them back together again. Woot, memory worked for me, it's the -M. Give man tar a try first.


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