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> Tar files made in Linux
post Dec 5 2007, 07:13 AM
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I am trying to decompress a tar file I made on a linux box on windows, but all i get is one huge file.


here is what I did step by step.

on the linux box I typed.

tar czvf foo.tar foldername

which gave me the file foo.tar.

I then sent that file via FTP to an FTP site.

I logged into the FTP with a windows station and downloaded the tar file.

I used winrar to view the contents of the tar file.

but all I see is one single file named the same as the folder name.

The tar file works correctly if I extract it, or any single file from within it from the command line on the linux box.

What can/should I do to make tar files accessible by other compression software??

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post Apr 17 2008, 08:22 AM
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I use WinRAR for all my conversions back and forth from my Linux Server to my Windows Box. and i find it works great for most linux formats. tar, gzip, bz2. 7zip is another good program but WinRAR takes care of 7z files as well smile.gif

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