Subject: Re: tar/pax max file size?
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Giles Lean <email@example.com>
Date: 09/01/2004 10:29:01
On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 00:12:42 +0300 Jukka Marin wrote:
> What is the maximum file size that tar/pax can handle? I happen to have
> a 24 GB file and tar can't archive it. I'll try gtar next..
Depends on the format. For POSIX tar format the maximum file size
is 8GB. I don't know if NetBSD's pax-as-tar can handle 8GB files;
it should be able to, but not all implemenations can.
I don't recall the file size limit for cpio format offhand. Someone
else may. It would be nice if NetBSD's pax(1) could also write pax