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Jack
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:08 pm
 
Does anyone have a reliable and recently created TAR unzip for the PC
they can point me to ?
Have tried tar, ltar, untar, untgz without any luck..

thanks,
Jack
 
Chris Johnson
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:23 pm
 
The one time, at band camp, Jack wrote:

[quote:714620b6e5]Does anyone have a reliable and recently created TAR unzip for the PC
they can point me to ?
Have tried tar, ltar, untar, untgz without any luck..
[/quote:714620b6e5]
The following Windows programs will untar:

7-zip (free, www.7-zip.org)
IZarc (free, www.izarc.org)
WinRAR (www.rarsoft.com)
WinRK (www.msoftware.co.nz)
Stuffit (www.stuffit.com)
WinZip (www.winzip.com)

IZarc supports the largest number of archive formats.
Stuffit supports the largest number of Mac formats.

HTH, CJ.
 
Claudio Grondi
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:58 am
 
[quote:a3b3913899]The following Windows programs will untar:

7-zip (free, www.7-zip.org)
...
[/quote:a3b3913899]
but to my current knowledge none of them will properly
untar the newest tar archives created with tar version 1.14
or 1.15, so I will repeat here the answer which guided
me to the solution (from comp.lang.python)

[quote:a3b3913899]Is there a TAR 1.14 or 1.15 port to Windows
available in Internet for download (which URL)?
[/quote:a3b3913899]
http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/


Maybe the OP is trying to unpack Wikimedia files on
Windows, so here a short receipe for unpacking Wikipedia
media files provided as TAR archives when using Microsoft
Windows:

Step 1. download http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/setup.exe

Step 2a. run the downloaded setup.exe which goes online and
lets you choose which packages should be installed

Step 2b. select for the installation additional to suggested ones
the tar package version 1.15

Step 3. use the Cygwin icon on the Desktop or in Start-Programs-
Cygwin-Cygwin Bash Shell to start a Cygwin shell and type :

bash-3.00$
../bin/tar.exe --extract --directory=/cygdrive/i/wikipedia/en/media
-f
/cygdrive/j/download.wikimedia.org/archives/images/en/20050530_upload.tar

where i: and j: are the drive letters of appropriate Windows drives.

The media files stored in TAR archive
j: \download.wikimedia.org\archives\images\en\20050530_upload.tar
will be unpacked to
i:\wikipedia\en\media
directory

Step 4. wait, wait, wait ... (how long depends most on
speed of your harddrives, on my system with USB drives
appr. one hour)

Step 5. BE HAPPY Smile)
and enjoy it, because you have mastered a step towards
your own static HTML version of Wikipedia.
The problems with extracting the content from the MySQL
database dumps will kill you soon - and if not, especially
for non-english languages (like German, Polish, Russian)
and with math-formulas converted to pictures,
all done on a Windows system __PLEASE__ share your
know-how with me !!!
(the only useful information I found on Internet about it
were postings within the thread I initiated a longer time
ago myself
http://www.pythonforum.org/ftopic19424_Wikipedia___conversion_of_in_SQL_database_stored_data_to_HTM.html
)

Hope this helps

Claudio

"Chris Johnson" <nospam05.2.krishaven@spamgourmet.com> schrieb im
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[quote:a3b3913899]The one time, at band camp, Jack wrote:

Does anyone have a reliable and recently created TAR unzip for the PC
they can point me to ?
Have tried tar, ltar, untar, untgz without any luck..

The following Windows programs will untar:

7-zip (free, www.7-zip.org)
IZarc (free, www.izarc.org)
WinRAR (www.rarsoft.com)
WinRK (www.msoftware.co.nz)
Stuffit (www.stuffit.com)
WinZip (www.winzip.com)

IZarc supports the largest number of archive formats.
Stuffit supports the largest number of Mac formats.

HTH, CJ.[/quote:a3b3913899]
 
rock
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:16 pm
 
Jack wrote:
[quote:35cc94ae21]Does anyone have a reliable and recently created TAR unzip for the PC
they can point me to ?
Have tried tar, ltar, untar, untgz without any luck..

thanks,
Jack

[/quote:35cc94ae21]
I used to have this problem all the time. So I installed
linux ;)

OK, all kidding aside, you might want to get a live
distro. This is a distro of linux that is on a bootable
CD and is completely self contained. You boot it, mount
your windows HD (some distros have trouble with ntfs,
pray that you have a fat32 partition somewhere), and
detar the files.

Then boot back into windows and enjoy your newly
extracted files.
 
Chris Johnson
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:57 pm
 
This one time, at band camp, Claudio Grondi wrote:
[quote:481284f985]The following Windows programs will untar:

7-zip (free, www.7-zip.org)
...

but to my current knowledge none of them will properly
untar the newest tar archives created with tar version 1.14
or 1.15, so I will repeat here the answer which guided
me to the solution (from comp.lang.python)
[/quote:481284f985]
Do you have an example file that isn't 16Gig, or is large file size
support the specific problem?
 
Sachin Garg
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:30 am
 
Claudio Grondi wrote:
[quote:53114f377e]"Chris Johnson" <nospam05.2.krishaven@spamgourmet.com> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag
news:431f7e61$0$14493$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
This one time, at band camp, Claudio Grondi wrote:
The following Windows programs will untar:

7-zip (free, www.7-zip.org)
...

but to my current knowledge none of them will properly
untar the newest tar archives created with tar version 1.14
or 1.15, so I will repeat here the answer which guided
me to the solution (from comp.lang.python)

Do you have an example file that isn't 16Gig, or is large file size
support the specific problem?

No, I don't have example files less in size than 250 MByte, but
I mean to have on the road to my solution somewhere read, that it
has something to do with very long names of files stored.
I suppose that reading through the Linux TAR related stuff and
especially the source code of TAR will give some hints.

The bad thing about unpacking new TARs is, that Windows programs
mentioned are able to view and unpack the TAR content, but not necessarily
all files stored in the TAR archive, so checking the size of extracted files
against the size of the TAR archive is a good idea to detect possible
problems.

As I was not able to find a good explanation of the reason for
updating the TAR file format and the lack of interest in providing
a non-Linux version of it for Windows, I would be glad to hear
about it from someone with deeper knowledge about Linux
and TAR (no Linux, no TAR?).
[/quote:53114f377e]
I am no expert on either TAR or Linux. I just did a quick google on
this and came across this. It might be of some help. I think you are
talking about the "posix" version of tar format.

http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/RZ/software/gnu/utilities/tar_8.html

http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/RZ/software/gnu/utilities/tar_8.html#SEC126

Sachin Garg [India]
http://www.sachingarg.com
 
Sachin Garg
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:25 am
 
:-)

SG

Claudio Grondi wrote:
[quote:fa46e2591a]I think you are talking about the "posix" version of tar format.
You are right.

Fun to me is here, that you [India] found the information
me [Germany] failed to find, just on a page of a
_German_ University :-)

Thanks.

Claudio

"Sachin Garg" <schngrg@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:1126164609.970296.187160@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...

Claudio Grondi wrote:
"Chris Johnson" <nospam05.2.krishaven@spamgourmet.com> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag
news:431f7e61$0$14493$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
This one time, at band camp, Claudio Grondi wrote:
The following Windows programs will untar:

7-zip (free, www.7-zip.org)
...

but to my current knowledge none of them will properly
untar the newest tar archives created with tar version 1.14
or 1.15, so I will repeat here the answer which guided
me to the solution (from comp.lang.python)

Do you have an example file that isn't 16Gig, or is large file size
support the specific problem?

No, I don't have example files less in size than 250 MByte, but
I mean to have on the road to my solution somewhere read, that it
has something to do with very long names of files stored.
I suppose that reading through the Linux TAR related stuff and
especially the source code of TAR will give some hints.

The bad thing about unpacking new TARs is, that Windows programs
mentioned are able to view and unpack the TAR content, but not
necessarily
all files stored in the TAR archive, so checking the size of extracted
files
against the size of the TAR archive is a good idea to detect possible
problems.

As I was not able to find a good explanation of the reason for
updating the TAR file format and the lack of interest in providing
a non-Linux version of it for Windows, I would be glad to hear
about it from someone with deeper knowledge about Linux
and TAR (no Linux, no TAR?).

I am no expert on either TAR or Linux. I just did a quick google on
this and came across this. It might be of some help. I think you are
talking about the "posix" version of tar format.

http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/RZ/software/gnu/utilities/tar_8.html


http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/RZ/software/gnu/utilities/tar_8.html#SEC126

Sachin Garg [India]
http://www.sachingarg.com
[/quote:fa46e2591a]
 
Claudio Grondi
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:35 am
 
[quote:b0fa8b27ba]I think you are talking about the "posix" version of tar format.
You are right.[/quote:b0fa8b27ba]

Fun to me is here, that you [India] found the information
me [Germany] failed to find, just on a page of a
_German_ University :-)

Thanks.

Claudio

"Sachin Garg" <schngrg@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:1126164609.970296.187160@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
[quote:b0fa8b27ba]
Claudio Grondi wrote:
"Chris Johnson" <nospam05.2.krishaven@spamgourmet.com> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag
news:431f7e61$0$14493$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
This one time, at band camp, Claudio Grondi wrote:
The following Windows programs will untar:

7-zip (free, www.7-zip.org)
...

but to my current knowledge none of them will properly
untar the newest tar archives created with tar version 1.14
or 1.15, so I will repeat here the answer which guided
me to the solution (from comp.lang.python)

Do you have an example file that isn't 16Gig, or is large file size
support the specific problem?

No, I don't have example files less in size than 250 MByte, but
I mean to have on the road to my solution somewhere read, that it
has something to do with very long names of files stored.
I suppose that reading through the Linux TAR related stuff and
especially the source code of TAR will give some hints.

The bad thing about unpacking new TARs is, that Windows programs
mentioned are able to view and unpack the TAR content, but not
necessarily
all files stored in the TAR archive, so checking the size of extracted
files
against the size of the TAR archive is a good idea to detect possible
problems.

As I was not able to find a good explanation of the reason for
updating the TAR file format and the lack of interest in providing
a non-Linux version of it for Windows, I would be glad to hear
about it from someone with deeper knowledge about Linux
and TAR (no Linux, no TAR?).

I am no expert on either TAR or Linux. I just did a quick google on
this and came across this. It might be of some help. I think you are
talking about the "posix" version of tar format.

http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/RZ/software/gnu/utilities/tar_8.html


http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/RZ/software/gnu/utilities/tar_8.html#SEC126

Sachin Garg [India]
http://www.sachingarg.com
[/quote:b0fa8b27ba]
 
 
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