tar won't extract a big archive & won't explain...
It's big file (10GB) and was created by tar in RH8, on an NFS-mounted file server.
Tried to extract or list it with the same RH8 tar, and with several much more recent versions, via NFS and SAMBA on the original server. Also on a directly-mounted ext3 partition, all with the same result.
My command is: tar -tvvf foobar.tar
And the result is... nothing at all. tar returns immediately, but apparently does nothing and issues no error messages. Nothing in /var/log/messages either. If this is tar being doubly verbose, I have to wonder what terse looks like...
Presumably this must be a simple one, but I can't see it.
Can more experienced eyes help? Or point me to another place to ask the question?
We really need to extract this archive to rebuild a broken website, so many thanks in advance for any help...