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