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RE: [Bug-tar] tar --append corrupts ustar-format archive

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: RE: [Bug-tar] tar --append corrupts ustar-format archive
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 17:18:18 +0200

Adye, TJ \(Tim\) <address@hidden> wrote:

> Out of interest (and so I can understand when this might have affected
> me in the past), did you understand what circumstances could provoke
> this error?

The error was produced if the following conditions were met:

1. Ustar archive format is requested (-H ustar);
2. Full path name of the file being archived is more than 100
characters long;
3. Length of the prefix obtained after splitting the file name on slash
character is 138 or more characters long;


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