Bug 28483 - /usr/bin/lesspipe.sh uses wrong tar flag to decompress *.tar.bz2 archives
/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh uses wrong tar flag to decompress *.tar.bz2 archives
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: less (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-02-20 14:06 EST by kehcheng
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-20 14:06:38 EST
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Description kehcheng 2001-02-20 14:06:33 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-0.99.23 i686)

/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh uses "tar tIvvf" to list a bzip2-compressed
tar file contents.  The "I" flag no longer works with tar version 1.13.18,
which now needs the "j" flag.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. less some.tar.bz2

Actual Results:  "some.tar.bz2" may be a binary file.  See it anyway?

Expected Results:  should have generated file listing of some.tar.bz2
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2001-02-21 08:22:05 EST
we have a new tar package in rawhide which restores the old -I behavior.
I agree that this should be fixed for the next release, but until then...

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