Do you need GNU tar? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Felt   
Personally, I have never heard of GNU tar - but I guess it has been out there a while. I did know tar has a number of limitations, such as filepath name - and I have been a "good" boy, read lazyboy - disliking long names - so I have never run into the problem. However, recently I have - and there is a tell-tail sign!

When you see this message (or file, if it only happens once!)

michael@x054:[/data/prj/maria]gunzip -dc *gz | tar xf -
tar: 0511-188 Cannot create ././@LongLink: The file access permissions do not allow the specified action.
tar: 0511-188 Cannot create ././@LongLink: The file access permissions do not allow the specified action.
tar: 0511-188 Cannot create ././@LongLink: The file access permissions do not allow the specified action.
...
So, the SIGNAL you need gtar (conviently provided by me - aka aixtools at: http://dl.aixtools.net/tools/aixtools.gtar.1.26.0.0.I.xz. As this is an xz archive you may also need/want this: http://dl.aixtools.net/tools/aixtools.xz.powerpc.5.0.3.I

 
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