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[Bug-tar] special character in filename problem ... tar (GNU tar) 1.13.2

From: Rudolf Potucek
Subject: [Bug-tar] special character in filename problem ... tar (GNU tar) 1.13.25
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 12:04:20 -0700
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As per subject, I am trying to use tar (GNU tar) 1.13.25 for backup purposes on a filesystem that may contain filenames with special characters (Windoze style). The problem I am running into is this:
   tar -cC source-dir source-file | tar -xC dest-dir source-file

fails if the filename contains '[' or ']' ... which would not be so bad ... it's just and escaping issue, right? Unfortunetaly, this works:

# tar -cC /home/potucek/ safe/misc/rccalcs4/r\(\[r\(rc\)\]\[\(rc\)\]\)-100-50.z | tar -xC /mnt/archos-ext/potucek/ safe/misc/rccalcs4/r\(\\\[r\(rc\)\\\]\\\[\(rc\)\\\]\)-100-50.z

while this does not:

# tar -cC /home/potucek/ safe/misc/rccalcs4/r\(\[r\(rc\)\]\[\(rc\)\]\)-100-50.z | tar -xC /mnt/archos-ext/potucek/ safe/misc/rccalcs4/r\(\[r\(rc\)\]\[\(rc\)\]\)-100-50.z
tar: safe/misc/rccalcs4/r([r(rc)][(rc)])-100-50.z: Not found in archive

even though a tar -t will list the file as present ... notice the inconsistency between the 'create' and 'extract' escaping ... very confusing ... I would call that a bug!


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