Bug 6929 - -X option broken in this release of tar
-X option broken in this release of tar
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-11-11 10:30 EST by ehm
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-11 10:38:22 EST
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Description ehm 1999-11-11 10:30:29 EST
The -X option is broken in this release of tar.
It works in version tar-1.12-9 (RH 6.0), but is
broken in tar-1.13.11-1 (RH6.1).
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-11 10:38:59 EST
I've just tried reproducing this. The -X option works for me

touch rubbish0 rubbish1
echo "rubbish1" >exclude.list
tar cf rubbish.tar r* -X exclude.list

doesn't include the rubbish1 file.

If there's anything else wrong with -X, please be a bit more specific
about what the problem is.
Also, you might want to try the tar version in rawhide (1.13.14-1).

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