Bug 434648 - -l/--one-file-system documentation misleading
Summary: -l/--one-file-system documentation misleading
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 426717
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tar
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Brich
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-23 22:47 UTC by JW
Modified: 2008-02-25 08:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-25 08:54:41 UTC

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Description JW 2008-02-23 22:47:19 UTC
Description of problem:
The tar man documentation indicates that "-l" and "--one-file-system" are one
and the same.  Unfortunately "-l" and "--check-links" are now one and the same.
 It would be a good idea to update the documentation, given such a dramatic change.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. select a filesystem with a mount point on it (eg /)
2. tar -c -l -f /somewhere/tarfile1
3. tar -c --one-file-system -f /somewhere/tarfile2
Actual results:
tarfile1 and tarfile2 are not the same. Step2 probably filled /somewhere to
overflowing.  But man documentation says:
>>     -l, --one-file-system
>>         stay in local file system when creating an archiv

Expected results:
man documentation should be accurate

Additional info:
Info documentation is great, but who has the time to read such voluminous
documentation? Some people prefer concise documentation such as man (if only the
GNU people could come to terms with this alarming concept).

Comment 1 Radek Brich 2008-02-25 08:54:41 UTC
This is already fixed in tar-1.17-7.fc8

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 426717 ***

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