Unix tar file with colons in archived file names
Long, Phillip GOSS
Thu Jul 26 19:53:00 GMT 2007
>I'm trying to get a clear answer on this one. I have a gzipped tar
>from a customer that was originated on Unix. Inside the tar.gz are a
>of files that look something like this:
>Basically, as per their log file naming method, they used a colon to
>separate hours from minutes--terrible, I know, but it's what I have to
>When the cygwin tar recognizes this, due to Windows restrictions, the
>file is not properly extracted. I Googled around and found options for
>--force-file and http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2001-01/msg01536.html
>link , but I still can't get this to work properly.
>I am able to get the files extracted if I use WinRAR (it converts : to
>extract), but I'd prefer to do this from the shell since I can automate
>more readily. Any ideas how I can do this?
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Have U tried untarring it through a pipe? U could get a listing (tar
-ztvf ...) and store it in an array, then loop on the array and pipe
each file through a pipe and a filter (tar -zOxvf arch.tar.gz
[ArrayElement] > [modifiedArrayElement]). I don't recall bash array
handling off-hand (I prefer gawk), but U should be able to get it
working without much trouble. As U note, the names are clunky, but
it's better than nothing.
Goss ... Innovation for Business
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