Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75269
cpio won't span volumes
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
When a cpio archive spans multiple media (floppies) there's a
prompt for next one on output, but not on input.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cpio -o a large file
2. cpio -i the disks
Actual Results: cpio -o prompts for additional disks
cpio -i claims an I/O error at end of first disk, instead
of asking for next disk
See example in attachment.
Created attachment 79064 [details]
Demo of cpio bug
Thanks for fixing the cpio program; it works correctly in Fedora Core
3, and maybe sooner - I didn't check those.
However, you failed to fix the man page, too. There's no mention of
the fact that cpio is intended to span multiple media. I had
suggested possible wording (taken from the SysV manual) in the attachment.
Please add something.
I do not think it's necessary to add anything to man page.
It's mentioned in "-M MESSAGE, --message=MESSAGE" option.
OK, I agree. That little note does not exactly leap out at you,
but it is there for the determined reader. Good enough, I guess.