Sorry to post here but I apparently can't use the usenet forum until I've posted a few times. I have been trying to extract an AIX file using the tar command. Initially I just used tar -xvf but received a "tar: 0511-169 A directory checksum error on media". I hunted around for a bit looking for possible explanations/ solutions and came across someone's suggestion to use the -i switch which would ignore checksum headers I think.(?) so I then used tar -xvif and it seemed to start extracting fine but suddenly went mental and spat out thousands of messages:eg
tar: 0511-169 A directory checksum error on media; 3 not equal to 58420.
tar: 0511-169 A directory checksum error on media; 3 not equal to 59592.
tar: 0511-169 A directory checksum error on media; 3 not equal to 61200

I eventually hit ctrl c to back out of it. If anyone has any suggestions or help they would be most appreciated.

thanks
Trish