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Bug 67704 - less *.tar.bz2 no longer works
less *.tar.bz2 no longer works
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: 2002-06-29 23:15 EDT by Wenzhuo Zhang
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-29 23:15:38 EDT
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Description Wenzhuo Zhang 2002-06-29 23:15:34 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020607

Description of problem:
It's a usability issue.

"less *.tar.bz2" should list the contents of the archive file. It used to work
properly. However, in rh73, the option "I" to tar is deprecated, but
/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh still uses the "I" option.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.less linux-2.4.18.tar.bz2

Actual Results:  Nothing displayed

Expected Results:  Display a list of the archive contents.

Additional info:

--- lesspipe.sh Sun Jun 30 11:11:38 2002
+++ lesspipe.sh.new     Sun Jun 30 11:11:17 2002
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
        fi ;;
   *.tar) tar tvvf "$1" ;;
   *.tgz|*.tar.gz|*.tar.[zZ]) tar tzvvf "$1" ;;
-  *.tar.bz2|*.tbz2) tar tIvvf "$1" ;;
+  *.tar.bz2|*.tbz2) tar tjvvf "$1" ;;
   *.[zZ]|*.gz) gzip -dc -- "$1" ;;
   *.bz2) bzip2 -dc -- "$1" ;;
   *.zip) zipinfo -- "$1" ;;
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2002-07-02 09:36:05 EDT
lesspipe has been changed to use this filter: 
*.tar.bz2|*.tbz2) bzip2 -dc "$1" | tar tvvf - ;;

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