Bug 126556 - RFE: New tar man page adds examples (attached)
RFE: New tar man page adds examples (attached)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-06-23 03:50 EDT by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-14 16:07:26 EDT
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Updated tar manpage with examples for common scenarios. (2.63 KB, patch)
2004-06-23 03:52 EDT, Mike MacCana
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Description Mike MacCana 2004-06-23 03:50:31 EDT
Description of problem:
Tar has a huge number of options, and it can take a lot of reading to
fuind out how to do the basics. It'd be nice if it included an
EXAMPLES section in the man page (I teach RHCEs and folk complain
about this one a lot). Here it is.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.man tar
Actual results:
3.keep reading
4.are we there yet?

Expected results:
2. Ah, a handy example!

Additional info:
See attached diff.
Comment 1 Mike MacCana 2004-06-23 03:52:41 EDT
Created attachment 101353 [details]
Updated tar manpage with examples for common scenarios.
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2004-06-24 16:56:03 EDT
Internal RFE bug #126695 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 3 Suzanne Hillman 2004-09-14 16:07:26 EDT
This is not going to be addressed in RHEL3, but is likely to be in RHEL4.

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