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Re: [Bug-tar] taring root file system

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] taring root file system
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 17:26:13 +0200
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"Alexander Fedorov" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am backing up root file system on address@hidden box 2.7 and I found
> strange behavior of tar that I cannot explain. 

A well known GNU tar problem was (at least still for 1.15 - I don't
know whether this has been fixed meanwhile) that GNU tar did skip some
files on extraction. This has been reported by me in 1993.

If this is your problem, watch for "Skipping to next header.."


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