Bug 162173 - Some tar options are not working
Some tar options are not working
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 161627
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-06-30 12:22 EDT by Alberto Ferrante
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-01 03:36:16 EDT
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Description Alberto Ferrante 2005-06-30 12:22:44 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
The --exclude, --exclude-from, and -N (and maybe others) options do not work with this version of tar.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.type 'tar cvf destfile.tar sourcedir --exclude file_to_exclude

Actual Results:  The tar file is created, but file_to_exclude is not excluded from processing. An error is reported as '--exclude file_to_exclude' were interpreted as filenames. The same happens with the other non-working options.

Expected Results:  file_to_exclude should have been excluded from processing; no error messages.

Additional info:

Downgrading to tar-1.14-4 (from FC3) solves the problem.
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2005-07-01 03:36:16 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 161627 ***

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