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GNU tar 1.19
GNU tar 1.19
Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:38:37 +0300
I am pleased to announce the release of GNU tar 1.19.
GNU tar is available for download from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar and the mirror sites worldwide (see
http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for the list of those).
The available files and their MD5 sums are:
For more information on tar, including links to file downloads,
please see the tar web page: http://www.gnu.org/software/tar
and the project page http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/tar.
Please email bugs or suggestions to <address@hidden>.
The list of noteworthy changes follows:
* New option --exclude-vcs
Excludes directories and files, created by several widely used version
control systems, e.g. "CVS/", ".svn/", etc.
* --exclude-tag and --exclude-cache options
The following options now work with incremental archives as well:
* Fix handling of renamed files in listed incremental archives.
Previous versions always stored absolute file names in rename
records, even if -P was not used. This is fixed: rename records
contain file names processed in accordance with the command line
* Fix --version output.
* Recognition of broken archives.
When supplied an archive smaller than 512 bytes, in reading mode (-x,
-t), the previous version of tar silently ignored it, exiting with
code 0. Version 1.19 issues the following diagnostic message:
'This does not look like a tar archive', and exits with code 2.
* Fix double-dot recognition in archive member names in case of duplicate '/.'.
* Fix file padding in case of truncation of the input file to zero size.
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