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I download xcrysden source package from here http://www.xcrysden.org/download/xcrysden-1.5.60.tar.gz

Then I extract it using

tar zxvf xcrysden-1.5.60.tar.gz

However, I got several errors, as tar zxvf xcrysden-1.5.60.tar.gz|grep tar: shows

tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/examples/XSF_Files/c2h4\:Ag001.xsf: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/TclTk\:LICENSE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/Togl\:LICENSE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/Mesa\:LICENSE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/Meschach\:LICENSE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/LGPL\:LICENSE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/GL2PS\:LICENSE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/FFTW3\:LICENCE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: xcrysden-1.5.60/otherLICENSES/BWidget\:LICENSE: Cannot open: Invalid argument
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

What does these message mean? Why does the extracting not complete?

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  • Extracts fine for me. Maybe the download got corrupted.
    – muru
    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:48
  • Oh, yeah, : in filenames.
    – muru
    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:51
  • @Fox Well, actually I am extracting it under windows 10 linux subsystem...
    – user15964
    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:55
  • @Fox I have extracted many tar.gz under win10 linux subsystem, never encountered this problem
    – user15964
    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:56

1 Answer 1

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Likely the disk you are extracting to is formatted FAT*. The FAT* filesystems do not allow : to appear in directory entries (filenames). In order to extract these files, you will need to extract to a different disk or partition whose filesystem does support such filenames — common ones include:

  • btrfs
  • ext3
  • ext4
  • FFS
  • HFS Plus (but not plain HFS)
  • NTFS
  • XFS
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