ESO Archive Frequently Asked Questions

I have problems untarring .tar files.

While untarring a file, a colon ":" in a filename may be misinterpreted by your system.
To untar such a file, you may then use the --force-local option. The archive file is then local even if it has a colon.
Example: tar -xvf HARPS.2008-08-21T04:13:48.627.tar --force-local

Alternatively, you may add a "./" before the filename.
Example : tar -xvf ./HARPS.2008-08-21T04:13:48.627.tar