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himacs
Super Advisor

tar error

Hi Admins,

I have a problem with tar file.

I have sent a tar file to my mail id thro mailx.
My cronjob will sent a tar file to mail id using uuencode and mailx.Today morning when m opening tar file m getting below error.
"Invalid archive directory"

But i can open tar file in server and view the contents

i used below command for mailing

/usr/bin/uuencode /reports/HPUNIX/Report_$DATE.tar /reports/HPUNIX/Report_$DATE.tar|/usr/bin/mailx
-m -s "HPUX CHECKLIST REPORT : $DATE" mail@id

Plz suggest on this

Regards
himacs
5 REPLIES
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: tar error

Can you use cksum(1) on the tarfile you originally created and then again on the one you extract from your mail?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: tar error

> [...] when m opening tar file m getting
> below error.

When opening "tar" file where? How? Using
what? Actual command?

> "Invalid archive directory"

This doesn't look to me like a normal "tar"
complaint Google thinks that it might come
from WinZip. What, exactly, are you doing?
Dave Polshaw
Frequent Advisor

Re: tar error

What do you see if you do a 'what' on the received file?
Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens...
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: tar error

did you ever get a good file from mail,
and this could be just a temperory problem when some bits must have been missed.

Try sending same file again.

BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: tar error

> What do you see if you do a 'what' on the
> received file?

Windows has a "what" command?

I have a better question. What do we see if
you tell us exactly what you were doing?

> [...] this could be just a temperory
> problem [...]

Yeah, those computers never do the same thing
twice. I don't know why anyone even tries to
use them.