Untaring *.tar.tar files

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Old 08-03-2006
MySQL Untaring *.tar.tar files

Hi all,
How to untar a file with .tar.tar extension. A utility that i downloaded from net had this extension.

Thanks in advance,
# 2  
Old 08-03-2006
Run tar on the file once. If the file that gets extracted still has the .tar extension, run tar again.
# 3  
Old 08-03-2006
When i run tar once i get the following message.
Tar: tape blocksize error

Thanks in advance,
# 4  
Old 08-04-2006
Make sure that the file you have is really a tar archive. Check this by using the command 'file <filename>'. This will tell you what type of file it is, so that you can take the necessary action.
# 5  
Old 08-04-2006
its a gzip compressedd file.Any suggestions on how to untar it.
# 6  
Old 08-04-2006
use gunzip
# 7  
Old 08-18-2006
use the following command

gunzip -c <archive> | tar tvf -
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