Executing shell commands fails on Mac

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I am trying to run a program using Shell Command but during the executing codes or commands the following error occurs. If you have any idea resolving this issue please share with me. I really have no idea to fix this error. Any help would be like a charm for me. I am runningMac Operating System 10.6.0. Thanks for any assistance.


Executing shell command ‘pax –wz –x‘./esets.cft”>/Users/administrator/Desktop/ESET/bom/Archive.pax.gz” failed

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Executing shell commands fails on Mac


First of all in UNIX shell, 'pax' command is used for compression and decompression, as an alternative to 'tar' or 'cpio'.

Now the command you have written seems to be decompressing the file at the end of command line and recompressing with cpio supported format, which should be like:

Pax -wr -z -x cpio  [destination file] <<< [source file]

For better understanding compression and decompression with 'pax' please refer Using pax on Mac.

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