smbtar help needed

Matthew Jamison xmj at
Thu Sep 16 15:34:32 GMT 1999

To state my workaround.

/opt/local/samba/bin/smbtar -l0 -s melchizedek -p ****** -x backup -u
root -t - | tail +2| gzip - > melchizedek.tgz


>I am attempting to pipe the output of smbtar into gzip in a script. The
problem that I
>have is that smbtar echo's out "Params count: 11" before sending the
information out to
>gzip.  This causes the tar file to have a "tar: directory checksum error"
error.  Is
>there any way I can get smbtar not to report the Params count?  The
following is the
>command I am using.
>/opt/local/samba/bin/smbtar -l0 -s melchizedek -p ****** -x backup -u
root -t - | gzip -
>> melchizedek.tgz
>When I run this from the command prompt this is not a problem but I need to
>this.  Please advise.
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