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When I tar files with long path name, the file name is converted to "637", and the file doesn't exists in the packing file. I try to use gtar, with no successful. Do I need specific version of tar/gtar? (It has to work on every OS/Platform).

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Not a programming question, voting for close (move to Superuser). – unwind Jan 31 '11 at 10:36
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Can you post that 'long path name'? What platform are you using? – 9000 Jan 31 '11 at 10:37
    
@unwind: probably not superuser but unix.SE? – 9000 Jan 31 '11 at 10:37
    
@9000: Depends on platform. Tar and a reasonable shell can cope with a lot of filename abuse, I'd guess the shell is a likely culprit here (from that, my guesses: Cygwin? cmd.exe? Ancient make of sh?) – Piskvor Jan 31 '11 at 10:43

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