bz tarball recovery

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Mon Dec 14 08:50:38 MST 2009


On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 07:36 -0700, Russel Caldwell wrote:
> For the last few days I've been trying to recover a corrupted bz tarball.
> Can any of you give me any ideas on how to do that?

Maybe it wasn't created correctly. In other words, maybe it isn't bz.

Are you doing tar xvfj tarball.tar.bz? Try letting tar auto-detect the
format by doing just tar xvf tarball.tar.bz

You could also try using the file command to double check the file
format.

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