Re: tar -I incompatibility
> From: Goswin Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 07 Jan 2001 23:00:59 +0100
> % tar -cIvvf bla.tar.bz2 bla
> tar: bla: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
That is indeed a bug. Thanks for reporting it. I'll fix it as follows:
@@ -439,5 +434,5 @@ or a device. *This* `tar' defaults to `
#define OPTION_STRING \
That should change your scenario to behave something like this instead:
% tar -cIvvf bla.tar.bz2 bla
tar: vvf: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
which is a bit better (though admittedly not ideal).
> As I said before tar -I in its old useage should give one of several
> errors, but doesn't. Can't remeber the bug number, but its in the BTS.
Sorry, I don't quite follow you here.
> On the other hand, just changing the meaning or deleting the option
> will result in severe breakage in 3rd party software.
What 3rd party software do you have in mind?