[R] Error in untar2(tarfile, files, list, exdir) : unsupported entry type ‘x’

Christopher Bare cbare at systemsbiology.org
Thu May 20 01:29:25 CEST 2010


I'm starting to think this is a Mac OS X Snow Leopard specific issue.
The GNU docs on the tar format say the type flag 'x' means this:

#define XHDTYPE  'x'            /* Extended header referring to the
                                   next file in the archive */

Maybe, OSX is putting some bad juju in my files causing them to have
these extended headers?? Aaarg!


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