Bug 116712 - star is annoying
star is annoying
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: star (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
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Reported: 2004-02-24 11:43 EST by Neal Becker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-09 05:18:35 EST
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Description Neal Becker 2004-02-24 11:43:49 EST
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Description of problem:
star -x -f /tmp/mnt/BACKUP.tar /usr/local/cvs
star: WARNING: skipping leading '/' on filenames.

Oh yes.  It's skipping allright.  But if you ask for a file (or dir) including the leading /, it will fail.  That's really stupid.

IIRC it's also really stupid about trailing '/'.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
star 1.5a25

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above

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Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2004-11-03 08:12:49 EST
Sorry, what should "star -x -f /tmp/mnt/BACKUP.tar /usr/local/cvs" do?

I guess u want extract tar file /tmp/mnt/BACKUP.tar to /usr/local/cvs
directory, so why don't u use  
star -x -C /usr/local/cvs -f /tmp/mnt/BACKUP.tar

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