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Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 09:49:32 EEST

Wolfram Kleff <address@hidden> wrote:

> In case of an incremental extract, we might experience the case that a new 
> file/symlink etc. should be written over a dir with subdirs in it.
> in case of an incremental extract, we might mess 
> the previous dir-content because the incremental extract tries to recursive 
> delete the previous dir-content.

This is the purpose of the incremental extraction: to restore exact
Fcc: sent-messages
state of the directory at the time the dump was made. Any file or
directory not present in the archive should be removed (for directories,
this implies recursive removal). I don't see anything wrong with it.
Can you please give an example when this behavior is not desired?


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