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[Bug-tar] Re: note about volume header

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: [Bug-tar] Re: note about volume header
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 09:54:59 EEST

Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:

> well, I try it in short words: volume headers of gnu tar are
> considered to have a filesize of 0 bytes (that means no data appended
> to the header). Ok, so it works on extracting - the size is setup to 0
> bytes, but if I list/test the archive, gnu tar trust on the size found
> in the header. some listings to explain/show:
Fcc: sent-messages
> $ tar -tf abc.tar # ok, no danger?
> abc/not-a-file.gif
> abc/CCC

Any hints on how to reproduce this behavior?


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