Tar UTF-8 conversion error
- From: Stanley Laufer <slaufer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 12:05:47 -0700 (PDT)
We're occasionally seeing the following errors when using tar
under Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 (SPARC):
UTF-8 conversion failed.
invalid character in UTF-8 conversion
Clearly, there seem to be problematic characters in
Is the only solution to rename the files and remove the
I'm also hoping to understand the root of the problem here.
Is it accurate that tar is attempting to store the filename
in Unicode, and when it encounters a character in the filename
that cannot be stored in Unicode, tar is unable to archive the
Thanks in advance.
Stanley E. Laufer
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
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