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Re: On the verge of suicide:tar & gunzip problems

On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 10:15:22AM +0200, v.demartino2@virgilio.it 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
> error
> vic:/#
> 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             carl@fink.to
Jabootu's Minister of Proofreading

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