Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206564
wildcard extraction seems to be broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:43 EST
Description of problem:
tar seems to have problems extracting files from archives when a wildcard
specifying which files to extract is given on the command line.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir foo.new
2. touch foo.new/foo.bar
3. tar cvf foo.new.tar foo.new
4. tar xvf foo.new.tar "*.bar"
tar: Pattern matching characters used in file names. Please,
tar: use --wildcards to enable pattern matching, or --no-wildcards to
tar: suppress this warning.
tar: *.bar: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
If it helps, this worked in 1.15.90-7.
It's not a bug. This behavior has been changed by upstream.