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Old   February 8, 2006, 09:34
Default Hi, I downloaded all the OpenF
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Hi, I downloaded all the OpenFOAM 1.2 files as instructed. When I issue the command:

tar -xvf OpenFOAM-1.2.General.gtgz

i get the following error,

tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Read 6559 bytes from OpenFOAM-1.2.General.gtgz
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

This happens with all the files.

I'd appreciate any suggestions?

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Old   February 8, 2006, 09:38
Default The correct command is: tar
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The correct command is:

tar -xzf OpenFOAM-1.2.General.gtgz

or

tar -xvzf OpenFOAM-1.2.General.gtgz
for verbose output

The important flag is "z", which means that the tar archive is gzip-compressed.
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Old   February 8, 2006, 09:38
Default I forgot to mention I am using
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I forgot to mention I am using Linux, I think its Redhat 9+?

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Old   February 8, 2006, 09:40
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I think you should be familiar with tar!

Since this is a tar-gzip file you have to filter the archive through gzip. So please use:

tar -zxvf ....


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Old   February 8, 2006, 09:40
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Same as above...
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Old   February 8, 2006, 09:45
Default Sorry, my mistake, I was sure
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Sorry, my mistake, I was sure I was typing tar -xzf not -xvf, it all works fine now.

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Old   February 9, 2006, 10:13
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I had also the problem with the command tar -xzf on Mac OS X. Instead of using the tradiotional command I unpacked the file with Stuffit
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