Re: archive corrupted !
On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:50:38 +0200
Till Wimmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ah ok, i think this is a misunderstanding...
> The your archive file home-20-06-2007-05-55.tar.gz is corrupt, not
> a single file in it.
> "unexpected end of file" means that gzip cannot handle the zip file
> correctly, not a file in it called "file". Gzip is a stream
> compression, it doesn't know anything about the format of the file
> it (de)compresses. Maybe you can extract parts of your file using
> gzip -d -c | tar x.
Or maybe it is indeed a tar file but compressed with some other program (or not at all) and you're being misled by the .gz extension. Has happened to me, too.
$ file home-20-06-2007-05-55.tar.gz
to see what really is in this file, then proceed accordingly.