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Re: [Bug-tar] -F script from the docs not working on cygwin?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] -F script from the docs not working on cygwin?
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 06:40:30 -0700
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According to Hugh Sasse on 3/8/2007 4:12 AM:
> I've just had this failure on cygwin 
> address@hidden ~/fresnel
> $ tar -c -L$((1024 * 1024 * 3)) -f win_users_split.tar -F ./new_volume 
> ./win_users.tar.bz2
> Preparing volume 2 of win_users_split.tar.
> ./new_volume: line 12: echo: write error: Broken pipe
>   22711 [sig] tar 3812 C:\cygwin\bin\tar.exe: *** fatal error -
> adlist_ix -1
> Hangup

That is not a tar error, but a crash due to cygwin running out of Windows
resources.  You are better off asking about this on the cygwin list, since
there is nothing tar can do about it.  There are also known buggy drivers,
such as some virus scanners, that interfere with proper cygwin operation
on Windows, and exacerbate how often crashes like this occur.

> i.e lifted from the manual, one folded line straightened out and 
> when that failed changed from /bin/sh to /bin/bash

On cygwin, /bin/sh IS /bin/bash.

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