[obspy-users] Miniseed file accidentally recognised as tar

Lion Krischer krischer at geophysik.uni-muenchen.de
Wed Jun 1 15:47:19 CEST 2016

Hi Roman,

can you send us the actual file as well or open an issue on Github?

It is a bit strange as all files that are opened with ObsPy go through
that decorator and don't get false positives for the tarfile detection.
So we either have to improve the detection or something else is wrong.



On 01/06/16 15:21, Roman Racine wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have attached a small miniseed file which cannot be read by obspy.
> After some debugging, I found out that the problem lies in
> obspy/core/util/decorator.py
> It has a function "uncompress_file" which serves as a decorator to _read
> in stream.py. Obviously, the file is recognised as tar and treated as
> such despite the fact that it is not. I suppose a simple test whether
> any data was read successfully from the tar file would prevent this
> problem.
> Kind reagards
> Roman Racine
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