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# 1  
Old 01-30-2013
Problem extracting zipped tar file

I was extracting the zipped tar file with the command
gzip -dc Sample.tar.gz |tar xf -

The tar file contained many delimited files; but lately they changed the structure of the tar file with another folder. So now all the delimited files are inside a folder called "Folder1" and the folder is packaged with tar.

When I try to run the above command I get an error like below

Code:
tar: 0511-188 Cannot create Folder1\/sample1.del: The file access permissions do not allow the specified action.

Thanks...
# 2  
Old 01-30-2013
Maybe it is restoring original id and permissions, so try it with 'u'.
# 3  
Old 01-30-2013
Can you please specify exactly where should I use the 'u' option..

Thanks,
# 4  
Old 01-30-2013
Sorry, I meant o, but options vary between versions
Code:
tar xof tarfile


Last edited by DGPickett; 01-30-2013 at 07:15 PM..
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# 5  
Old 01-31-2013
It didn't help I get the same error
# 6  
Old 01-31-2013
Can you run t on it to see where it wants to drop files? Maybe it has an absolute path. Nice tar files are all relative paths. You might need to make a matching landing zone directory to support the problem entry.
# 7  
Old 01-31-2013
Also try:
Code:
tar -b 512 -zxvf Sample.tar.gz

I found similar issues reported and the solution was to use GNU tar instead.

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