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Old 11-26-2001
tar problem

hi ,

On AIX 4.3.3
I typed the following command
tar -cvf <filename> ( actually I forgot to type the device name)
the output was change in the file size to 10240 bytes

I tried tar -xvf to extract the same but file size is same.

The file was "txt" file and was readable before the command execution but now I get some garbled characters on opening the file.

Can any one tell me how to retrive back the file ???????

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Old 11-26-2001
Whatever follows the -f is the output file. It gets written to. This overlays the previous contents of the file. You will need to restore from backup. Sorry for the bad news.
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Old 11-26-2001

thanx for reply

I will restore the file from old backup

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