[oclug] Curios tar problem
cmccrank at atlsci.com
Fri Feb 23 12:44:53 EST 2001
I recently tar'ed about 7GB onto a tape. After the tar was finished i
did a tar tvf /dev/tape and it showed all the files that hade been
The strange thing is that when I try to extract from the device nothing
happens. Not exactly nothing. Here is the command I gave tar xvf
/dev/tape /temp and it just sits there for about 5 minutes before just
stopping and no files have been extracted. When I ran the command again
I also had a ps running and it showed me my tar process.
What I can't figure out is why can I get a listing of the files on the
tape but can't seem to be able to extract them.
This is a real puzzler to me.
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