In the last episode (Feb 25), Mike Schroll said: > I recently backed up my data before blowing away a partition with > tar -cvf - /docs |gzip -> /docs.tgz > -- it went through fine, no errors. > > I've now discovered that the gzip which ships with FreeBSD 5.x base, > 1.2.4 has a 2GB or 4GB file size limit on the file it creates... > the file created by that command was 4.9GB, > now when I extract it I get > gzip: docs.tgz: invalid compressed data--format violated
It must have gotten corrupted somewhere else. gzip has been largefile-safe for years. The header will has a 32-bit rollover problem with the filesize (i.e. gzip -l won't show the right size), but you should be able to gzip and gunzip files over 4gb with no other problems. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"