Tar error and how to overcome

For some reason, while i was extracting half a terrabyte of a tar.gz file with the following command

tar -xvf thisfile.tar.gz

i got the following errors

tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

So, it turns out that tar files terminate with a big bunch of zeros, to tell the tar files to not consifer that bunch of zeros a terminator, you would use the -i switch (before the F not after)

So the command would look like

tar -xvif thisfile.tar.gz

Seems it worked for me, it may or may not work for you, but this is one of the reasons you could get this error. because tar dopes not tell you what the exact error is.

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