Tar blockSize problem

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Tar blockSize problem


i have got a tar file some 200MB big and i have ftp'ed the tar file over from one server to another but it does not seem to extract. its giving the following message:

tar xvf saptar
tar: blocksize = 2

Its the first time i used tar so I not got any ideas why its giving this message? Any ideas?

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A mismatch in tar versions can cause this.

Also, if you're dealing with a text file can I recommend compressing the file? Tar doesn't compress, it simply creates an archive.
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check file type

#file file_name you can see your file type
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