Bug 86103

Summary: tar man page out of sync with tar --help
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jack Tanner <ihok>
Component: tarAssignee: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Description Jack Tanner 2003-03-14 00:02:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
# tar --help 
says that --bzip2 is a valid option

# man tar
says that --bzip  (note lack of '2') is a valid option

In actuality, both options work correctly.

The man page and the help message should be reconciled for consistency.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
man-pages-1.53-1, tar-1.13.25-8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. # tar --help
2. # man tar

Additional info:

Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2004-11-19 15:21:03 UTC
I'm sorry. Even though u are right i won't fix it. 
Both variants work correctly. It's just detail, which does not stand
for patch.
Try report to upstream.