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Re: [Bug-tar] bug in GNU tar? -- backslashes break the --files-from= opt

From: Miek Gieben
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] bug in GNU tar? -- backslashes break the --files-from= option
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:50:29 +0200
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[On 17 Aug, @23:10, Doug McLaren wrote in "[Bug-tar] bug in GNU tar? -- b ..."]
> I think I've found a bug in GNU tar.  It's somewhat serious (as it can
> cause files to not be archived), though it's rather obscure -- only
> people who have files with backslashes in them, and who are using the
> --files-from= (or -T) option will see it.  And then only sometimes.

I've filed a simular bug report a few weeks ago (don't have the URL at
hand) and this should already be fixed in CVS. AFAIC tar had problems
with \a, \t, \f, etc.  (the C escape sequences).

Miek Gieben

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