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Re: how do I extract a 2.6 gigabyte .tar.gz file ?

I wrote:
> Why do you think you can't use dd?  It just deals in blocks, and as long as
> you are using raw devices the VFS never gets involved.
Darxus writes:
> darxus@d-phletc1-12:/mnt/c/linux> dd if=home.tgz of=/dev/null
> 0+0 records in
> 0+0 records out

> That was my 2.6gb file.  I would say that means it didn't work....

Of course it didn't work: you went through the file system.  Since you 
gave a file name but no block count, dd asked the file system how big
file was and got the predictable answer.  Try either giving dd a block
count or catting the file into dd.  If neither of those work you'll
have to read from the raw device.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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