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Bug 110985 - file -z foo.tar.gz hangs
file -z foo.tar.gz hangs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-26 06:27 EST by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-16 14:26:12 EST
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Description Reuben Thomas 2003-11-26 06:27:51 EST
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Description of problem:
When I run "file -z foo.tar.gz", the program hangs. I tried this 
command on a machine with a different version of Linux, but the same 
version of file (4.02), and it worked as expected, which is to say it 
reported that the file was a "tar archive (gzip compressed data...".

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. file -z foo.tar.gz


Actual Results:  The program hangs

Expected Results:  It should print out the type of the file

Additional info:

If I don't use -z, file correctly reports that the file is a gzip 
compressed file.

This bug was reported for file 3.39 (bug #72986) and was apparently 
fixed then.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-12-16 14:26:12 EST
Fixed in file-4.06-1.

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