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Suggested documentation addition for gnu tar

From: Rapp, Perry
Subject: Suggested documentation addition for gnu tar
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 03:57:23 -0400


I just found out that tar's "-C" option doesn't work for the
tar archive file itself. Perhaps that could be mentioned in
a future version of the manual ?

That is,

  tar -C .. -czf dists/stuff.tgz stuff-src

didn't work for me, and I changed to using

  tar -czf ../dists/stuff.tgz -C .. stuff-src

Not that I had to move the "-C" later, I just had to figure out
that it had no affect on the tar archive path, so I moved
it later for clarity for myself.



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