Tar fails during creation of large files.

Smith, Eric erics@eastman.com
Wed Oct 1 09:24:00 GMT 1997


Hello all:

I am currently running CDK b18 with the Coolview dll (date 9/7/97) on NT
4.00 (build 1381).  The system has 64M RAM and a 4G SCSI drive.

Both the source dir and dest dir are binary mounts.

I am trying to tar a subdirectory and all of it's subdirectories into a
single archive.  The directory tree contains 24.5M of files.

If I execute the following

	bash$ cd /tarsrc
	bash$ tar -cf /tardest/dest.tar Components

		I end up with a TAR file containing 4,410K of data, but only some of
the required files.

If I execute the following

	bash$ cd /tarsrc
	bash$ tar -cvf /tardest/dest.tar Components

		I end up with a TAR file containing 25,740K of data, with all of the
files.

Why is there a difference?

Eric M. Smith
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