Re: On the verge of suicide:tar & gunzip problems
On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 10:15:22AM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> vic:/# gunzip /mnt/backup-compaq/home.tar.gz
> gunzip: /mnt/backup-compaq/home.tar.gz: invalid compressed data--crc error
> gunzip: /mnt/backup-compaq/home.tar.gz: invalid compressed data--length
> Now, before committing suicide having important documents on my home dir,
> what steps should I try to recover also part of the tar file?
Since gzip uses the same compression as zip, you might try Info-Zip's zipfix
program ON A COPY of the tarball (www.info-zip.org). As far as I can tell
it isn't packaged for Debian.
Carl Fink firstname.lastname@example.org
Jabootu's Minister of Proofreading