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Re: [Bug-tar] tar-wish: -k avoid error messages

From: Helmut Waitzmann
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar-wish: -k avoid error messages
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 18:07:21 +0100
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Joerg Schilling <address@hidden> writes:

>Helmut Waitzmann <address@hidden> wrote:
>> open (file_name, openflag | O_EXCL, mode);
>> On NFS file systems, even this is broken, as can be read in the open(2)
>> manual page:
>>  O_EXCL
>>         When used with O_CREAT, if the file  already  exists  it  is  an
>>         error  and  the open will fail. In this context, a symbolic link
>>         exists, regardless of where its points to.  O_EXCL is broken  on
>>         NFS file systems, programs which rely on it for performing lock-
>Do you mean Linux NFS is broken?
>There is no such text in man -s 2 open

The text I quoted is from the manual page open(2) in Linux 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.
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