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Re: [Bug-tar] problems with --no-recursion in tar 1.15.1

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] problems with --no-recursion in tar 1.15.1
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 11:21:15 EET

Philip Lawrence <address@hidden> wrote:

> Is this a known bug that has been, or will shortly be, corrected?
> Is this a bug at all, or merely a misunderstanding, on my part, of the
> intended operation?

Incremental mode implies descending into directories so it is
incompatible with --no-recursion. This is so because in this mode
tar needs to note all files (not necessarily actually archiving them),
so that they do not get deleted when extracting from the archive.

I believe tar should report usage error if --no-recursion is used with
incremental option.


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