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Re: tar issue on netbsd-5

In article <>,
John Klos  <> wrote:
>Not sure if this is mac68k related or not, but I don't have a tape drive 
>on any other systems at the moment.
>boobookitty: {10} tar -c mail
>tar: File is too long for ustar mail/rick
>The "rick" file is 17 gigabytes (17219386794). Is this file too big for 
>tar? I thought that tar was replaced by pax so that we didn't have size 
>limitations. diff `which tar` `which pax` says they're they same.
>This is netbsd-5 from two or three days ago on a Quadra 605 with a DDS3 
>tape drive. I was assuming the file would fit because email is usually 
>VERY compressable, and the tape's native capacity is 12 gigabytes.
>Anyone else have a tape drive connected to their machines?

Compress it first then :-)


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