Tar: Failed to open /dev/sa0

From Leo's Notes
Last edited on 24 February 2017, at 19:14.

If you are getting an error similar to:

tar: Failed to open '/dev/sa0'

while trying to extract an archive piped to tar like:

cat archive.tar | tar -x

You probably want to define -f - to tell tar to extract from stdin.

cat archive.tar | tar -xf -