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Old 09-16-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
warmight
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tar problem


hello..

i am trying out the various tar parameters and i have tried the following:
tar czvf file

upon untar with
tar cxvf

i have the following errors:
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data -crc error
tar: child returned status 1
tar: error exit delayed from previous error

how can i resolve this error and why this error appear??

thanks in advance!

cheers.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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Apparently, you're not the first person to have this problem.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 01:55 AM   #3
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I'm not absolutely sure, but I think I remember you don't use j or z for making an archive. The gzip and bz2 filters are for extracting .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files.

Try this

tar cvf <filename>
bzip2 <newtararchive>

result

filename.tar.bz2

Now

tar jxvf <filename.tar.bz2>

decompresses and untars all in one.
 
  


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