help with tar file

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  1. spicaly

    spicaly Active Member

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    i downloaded a tar file thats 1.6gig, that should be two cds, but when i open it in winrar3.40 it only shows up as one, same for when i try to decompress it... any ideals? thanks
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    do you have an .md5 for the file?
     
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    naw just the tar
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    well, kind of hard to verify the integrity of the file then :dunno:
     
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    winrar handles tar files just fine for the most part, if there's only one file that's in there, there's only one file. Is that one file about the same size as tar? There's no compression with tar. It's just archiving.
     
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    strangly the files that winrar is showing are only about half of the size of the actual tar file
     

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