5BOn Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:16:50AM +0100, Stefan Krantz wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:49:47AM +0100, Stefan Krantz wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > I would like to extract a large (11GB) tar file on an ext3 filesystem. But
> > > it shows only to be about 3gb large:
> > >
> > > yabba# ls -la pictures.tar
> > > -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  3317055488 Feb 15 19:03 pictures.tar
> > >
> > > Is there any possible way to extract the file?
> >
> > It shouldn't be appearing truncated.  Are you certain that this size
> > is incorrect, and the file has a different size when viewed from
> > another OS?
> 
> Yes. Yesterday I tested the archive with "tar tvf" (11gb) in
> Linux and it tested OK. In FBSD it says "unexpected EOF".
> 
> If I could i would just boot linux and split the file. But I can nolonger
> boot linux =/ (migrated to fbsd 5.2 ;).

I'm CC'ing tjr and bde, who might have some idea about the problem.

Kris

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