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Invalid tar magic with tar command. Help.

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Invalid tar magic with tar command. Help.

#1 Post by Blender » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:35 am

I'm trying to extract a tarball and I get the following error..

"tar: Invalid tar magic"

My syntax is tar -xzvf file.tar.gz

Any thoughts?
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Re: Invalid tar magic with tar command. Help.

#2 Post by creshal » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:50 am

Try gunzip, maybe it'll give you a better error message, but most likely the file is damaged.

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Re: Invalid tar magic with tar command. Help.

#3 Post by jaspen-meyer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:06 am

The powertool for this is arc.

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arc - Archive utility based on the MSDOS ARC program
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