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Re: tar-mode bug

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: tar-mode bug
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 13:41:50 +0300

> From: "Michel Delval" <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:03:42 +0200
> the two attached tar files are correct tar files (can be untared with "tar")
> but only foo-ok.tar can be loaded in tar mode.
> This seems to be related to the sub-directory name length but I can't find
> where.
> In foo-ok.tar, the directory name length is one character shorter than in
> foo-bug.tar.

Yes, the longer name overflows the 100-char limit of file names in tar
entries, and so it uses an extension to store a long name.

This problem appears to be already fixed in the current development
sources, so the next release will be free from it.

> Can you have a look and tell me how I can fix this ?

If you need to handle such archives now, I could try sending you the
latest tar-mode.el, in the hope that it doesn't depend on other new
features introduced into Emacs since v20.7 was released.

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