Subject: Re: tar 'Total bytes written' counter
To: Scott Burns <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/1997 20:16:44
Scott Burns writes:
> In backing up a few gig on a NetBSD/i386 V1.1 machine with 'tar -totals =
> -czf'. It would appear I am overflowing the 'int' reserved for it.
> Total bytes written: -1600978944
> I just checked my sup directories for current and it would appear it =
> still only uses an 'int'. Could this be changed to use a larger =
> variable,

Well, presumably it could be, but, as a sanity check, were you taring
something over 2GB in size?