Re: how do I extract a 2.6 gigabyte .tar.gz file ?
On Fri, 30 Oct 1998, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 1998 at 05:45:57PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Joey Hess wrote:
> > > * Get and install mtools.deb
> > > * Edit /etc/mtools.conf, set it up so it can access your dos partition, as
> > > say, drive c: (follow the comments, looks easy).
> > > * mtype c:/huge.tar.gz | tar ....
> > Hm, looking through the mtools docs, you may need to first mcd c: and then
> > mtype huge.tar.gz.
> Under DOS, type is for text files and will termiante reading at the
> first ^Z I would guess; if mtype mimics this, it won't work.
I would never have made that connection... I did know that DOS's type did
that, at one time, back in the day :)
I've just been through the mtools code pretty thoroughly, but didn't find
anything that checked for a ^Z....
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