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Re: tar does not strip trailing slashes before mkdir()

From: Jonathan P Tomer
Subject: Re: tar does not strip trailing slashes before mkdir()
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 15:54:43 -0500
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On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 09:41:21PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Hi,
> the latest tar 1.13.18 does not work correctly on the Hurd. It fails with
> an EINVAL from mkdir when trying to create "foo/" when extracting some
> archives (which contain this pathname).
> Now, POSIX doesn't say that trailing slashes can be added to arbitrary
> pathnames, it says they can if the pathname refers to a directory.
> But until it is created, the pathname foo/ doesn't refer to a directory
> (instead, it is inexistant). The Hurd is strict about this, and refuses
> to create 'foo/'.

i had seen evidence of this before, and i was wondering why it is the
case. is there any reason why mkdir() in glibc for the hurd does not
remove trailing /'s?

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