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RE: tar zxvf won't work with Redhat generated compressed tar file
- From: Murthy Gandikota <murthy64 at hotmail dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:37:41 +0000
- Subject: RE: tar zxvf won't work with Redhat generated compressed tar file
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I see same error
$ tar xvf mytar.gz
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:26:09 +0300
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: tar zxvf won't work with Redhat generated compressed tar file
> Greetings, Murthy Gandikota!
>> Hi All
>> I am using Cygwin64. I am getting a file from RedHat in tar + zip format.
>> Currently I am able to unzip it and untar it in 2 steps as follows:
>> $gunzip mytar.gz
>> $tar xvf mytar
>> However, I would like to do the following:
>> $tar -zxvf mytar.gz
>> The error message I see is:
>> tar: This does not look like a tar archive
>> tar: Skipping to next header
>> tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
>> Can someone please tell me what is the right way?
> tar xvf mytar.gz
> I.e. drop filter spec.
> tar is smart enough to detect and apply known filters automatically.
> With best regards,
> Andrey Repin
> Monday, April 20, 2015 22:23:58
> Sorry for my terrible english...
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