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Re: [opensuse] tar
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:35:38 -0500
  • Message-id: <45B3DCAA.50606@xxxxxxxxxx>
John Meyer wrote:
> Kenneth Schneider wrote:
>
>> What have you tried already so we don't suggest versions of the tar
>> command that have not worked for you?
>>
>
> cd $HOME && tar uzf $HOME/backups/Pictures.tar.gz Pictures
>
>
> Result:
>
> tar: Cannot update compressed archives
>
>
>
Try it without using compressed files. Some tar functions don't work
with compression. You can always compress and uncompress separately from
adding files.


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