Subject: Re: tar/pax max file size?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Zafer Aydogan <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2004 17:44:35
> Hi,
> 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..
>   -jm

I recently untarred an 11 GB file. NetBSD can handle big files without any
Linux messed up with files > 4 GB and finished with crc errors. Maybe this
has been fixed in the 2.6 Kernel.