Re: new tar behavior and --wildcards
Petr Vandrovec <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This decision makes tar completely incompatible. Programs which worked
> fine with tar for 6 years are suddenly broken, and now you have to have
> two versions - one for 'tar' before this brokeness, which do not pass
> --wildcards, and one for this broken 'tar', which passes --wildcards.
> And older version on newer 'tar' extracts nothing, while new version on
> older 'tar' fails with an unknown option error.
The --wildcards flag was added in tar 1.13.20 in 2001-06-27, so passing
--wildcards is safe even for oldstable. Only the default changed.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>