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Re: [Bug-tar] octal reading in spec

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] octal reading in spec
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 11:51:18 +0300

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> Yes, but the fields must be "terminated by one or more <space> or NUL
> characters."

Yes, of course.
> No doubt GNU tar was mimicking 7th Edition Unix 'tar' here.
> 7th Edition Unix 'tar' first set the entire checksum area to spaces;
> I suppose you could change GNU tar to match the Solaris behavior if
> you like, as that's a bit cleaner.

OK, thank you.


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