Using smbclient & tarfiles

Adrian St. John adrian at
Fri Sep 12 12:38:00 GMT 1997


I'm having problems using the 'tar' command in smbclient (samba

I have a tar file created externally from smbclient that I'd like to
restore onto an NT Server. Unfortunately I keep on getting the error
'this tar file appears to contain some kind of link - ignoring'
'skipping \oottmp\local\...'
for every directory listed in the tar file, and ignores all the
files in it.

Has anyone got any suggestions?

Thanks in advace,

Adrian St.John (adrian at 
Object-Oriented Technologies Ltd.

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