Anyway to extract a large file from EXT2FS filesystem?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Feb 17 02:08:44 PST 2004

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:49:47AM +0100, Stefan Krantz wrote:
> Hi!
> I would like to extract a large (11GB) tar file on an ext3 filesystem. But
> it shows only to be about 3gb large:
> yabba# ls -la pictures.tar
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  3317055488 Feb 15 19:03 pictures.tar
> Is there any possible way to extract the file?

It shouldn't be appearing truncated.  Are you certain that this size
is incorrect, and the file has a different size when viewed from
another OS?

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