'Tar' & feathered (ESIX)

Conor P. Cahill cpcahil at virtech.uucp
Wed May 30 11:07:02 AEST 1990

In article <5565 at aplcen.apl.jhu.edu> trw at aplcen.apl.jhu.edu (Weil timothy) writes:
>Problem with ESIX 'tar' command....Tried 
>          'tar xvf ls-lr.Z'    and...
>got messages like
>    1). Bad checksum on directory
>    2). Invalid blocksize (Blocks=20)

This is not a tar problem. The .Z suffix indicates that the file is 
compressed, so you need to uncompress it to look at it.  The ls-lR
file from uunet is a file/directory listing of all of the files
available from uunet.  It is plain-text (once it is uncompressed).

>Problem with GCC1371.Tar.Z is that host system
>(Vax Ultrix) denies access to 'Tar' & this
>1.5M file wont fit to floppy medium & requires
>about 4 hours to download at 2400 baud!!!

Once it is uncompressed, it will be around 3 or 4 MB and be even
harder to uncompress.

I would suggest that you split the file, download each part and
then do the following:

	cat gcc.part* | uncompress | tar -xovf -

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