Bug 86103 - tar man page out of sync with tar --help
tar man page out of sync with tar --help
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-03-13 19:02 EST by Jack Tanner
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-19 10:21:03 EST
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Description Jack Tanner 2003-03-13 19:02:45 EST
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Gecko/20021207 Phoenix/0.5

Description of problem:
# tar --help 
says that --bzip2 is a valid option

# man tar
says that --bzip  (note lack of '2') is a valid option

In actuality, both options work correctly.

The man page and the help message should be reconciled for consistency.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
man-pages-1.53-1, tar-1.13.25-8

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. # tar --help
2. # man tar
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Additional info:
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2004-11-19 10:21:03 EST
I'm sorry. Even though u are right i won't fix it. 
Both variants work correctly. It's just detail, which does not stand
for patch.
Try report to upstream.

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