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The Question is:

Dear Wizard,
When using VMSTAR on Binary files, I am coming across corruption problems.
My commands are as follows....
$ VMSTAR/create file.tar file.bin
$ VMSTAR/binary/extract file.tar
file.bin;2 always has data missing.
$ dir file.bin/full
produces the following discrepancy
Record Format : Variable length max 64 bytes
Record Format : Fixed length 512 byte records
Is this the problem ?
Am I missing a qualifier ?
Am I using VMSTAR in the wrong way ?
Thankyou for your time Mr.Wizard.

The Answer is :

  Please contact the maintainer(s) of VMSTAR for assistance, or
  try a tar utility or VMSTAR version other than the version in
  use here.  (It does appear that VMSTAR is broken.)

answer written or last revised on ( 27-JUN-2000 )

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