Bug 28810 - Option I (for bz2 files..) dont work anymore..
Option I (for bz2 files..) dont work anymore..
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-22 05:10 EST by Anvil
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-25 21:50:34 EDT
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Description Anvil 2001-02-22 05:10:31 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [fr] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0 i686)

I got this output..
[root@gruyere /usr/src]# tar Ixvf MesaDemos-3.4.tar.bz2
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: 412 garbage bytes ignored at end of archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
zsh: exit 2     tar Ixvf MesaDemos-3.4.tar.bz2

But when I bunzip the file there is no problem. I can even tar xvf it

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. found a tar.bz2 file
2. tar Ixvf file.tar.bz2

Actual Results:  See above.

Expected Results:  Tar should extract the archive from tar.bz2 file.
Comment 1 Anvil 2001-02-22 05:20:02 EST
NOT A BUG... the option is now -j for bzipped files..
Comment 2 James Manning 2002-06-08 16:16:47 EDT
reopening since it's a doc bug in the man page, although lower priority since
it's fine in info and man is deprecated in favor of info, yadda yadda yadda
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-22 10:09:55 EST
The -I option is still present, displays
useful usage message:

bash$ tar cIvf abc.tar.bz2 abc
tar: Warning: the -I option is not supported; perhaps you meant -j or -T?
Try `tar --help' for more information.

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