bz tarball recovery

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
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 Try letting tar auto-detect the
format by doing just tar xvf

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

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