DOES tar work on OSX???


I try to tar a directory yet it doesnt seem to work???

[localhost:~] hunter% tar -C xfer/
tar: Failed open to read on /dev/nrst0 <No such file or directory>

the dir IS there
I want to archive and compress this file..what else can I do????
If you give it the right command options it'll work fine.

tar zcvf foo.tar.gz xfer

You need to tell it what filename should hold the output. Since you
didn't, it defaulted to nrst0 (non-rewinding raw scsi tape drive #0).