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Old 09-02-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy need help with a twisted tarball problem!

hello to all...

ok... this is wierd... i feel like an idiot for doing this now, but whatever.

i've backed up alot of stuff into a tar.bz2 archive on my computer. it's right at 3.7GB uncompressed. i sent it accross my network to another computer with the following netpipes commands:

faucet 1234 -out tar -xjOf my-tar-file.tar.bz2
hose 1234 -in cat - > my-tar-file.tar.bz2
this may seem ok at first, but in truth, i untarred the contents my tarball into a single file!!! "my-tar-file.tar.bz2" is no longer a bzipped tar file, but the output of a tarball extraction. Gross, huh?

is there any way that i can recover the files from my now jumbled mess of data???? PLEASE?

~ slackdork.
Old 09-03-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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ok here's an easier way to look at this...

here's what i did:
tar xvjOf my-tar-file.tar.bz2 > output-file
in this case, how would i recover the data that was in the tar from my new output file?

thanks alot!
~ slackdork.


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