Server Administration & Management

bzip2: (stdin): trailing garbage after EOF ignored

You may receive the following warning during extraction:

bzip2: (stdin): trailing garbage after EOF ignored

This seems harmless, you can get rid of it by either writing the archive to disk before transfer or using gzip instead of bzip2. The archive still decompresses fine, but tar is apparently outputting some additional garbage when using bzip2 and outputting to stdout. I personally still using bzip2 and stdout, as the advantages (greater compression ratio, no temp disk space required) outweigh the disadvantages.

March 8, 2013 - Posted by | Security, Tips & Tricks, Unix/Linux | , ,

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