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> Tar Help, help about using GNU tar
post Jun 22 2004, 09:35 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Good Morning everyone...

I'm trying to tar a pakage to floppy disk, creating a multi volume disk, well with some trouble a put it in a disk, but when i want to decompress my file i use the following comands :
*(i use slakware 4.0) in a old laptop*

# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
# tar -xf /mnt/tar_file -M

it work fine with the first diskette but when it ask me for the second part, and i change the disks, returns me the following error :

Prepare volume #2 for /mnt/prueba and hit return:
*here i press make the change and press return*
tar: tar_file is not continued on this volume
tar: Cannot open /mnt/tar_file: Not such file or directory

and its over i press ctrl+c to exit...

what im doing wrong, or there another alternative to do de same?
please any help will be appreciated...
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post Jun 22 2004, 10:03 PM
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Its GNU/

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Can you try making the tar file again?

The way you did it should work ... but here is how I do it:

tar -cvzMf tarfile_name.tgz somefiles*


tar -xvzMf tarfile_name.tgz

(you may have to leave off the z if your version of tar doesn't use gzip ... and you can leave off the v, its for verbose output while doing the tar)

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