2.8.5 Commands That Will Fail
Here are some sample commands you might try which will not work, and why
they won't work.
If you try to use this command,
$ tar -xvf music.tar folk jazz
you will get the following response:
tar: folk: Not found in archive
tar: jazz: Not found in archive
This is because these files were not originally in the parent
directory .., where the archive is located; they were in the
practice directory, and their file names reflect this:
$ tar -tvf music.tar
Likewise, if you try to use this command,
$ tar -tvf music.tar folk jazz
you would get a similar response. Members with those names are not in the
archive. You must use the correct member names in order to extract the
files from the archive.
If you have forgotten the correct names of the files in the archive,
use tar --list --verbose to list them correctly.