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Re: [Bug-tar] tar, multi-volume and long filenames

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar, multi-volume and long filenames
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:48:34 +0300

Ingo von Borstel <address@hidden> wrote:

> The mentioned file name is the last file listed in the 4th volume of the
> created multi volume archive. The fifth is created with zero bytes of
> length. Any ideas why I experience this behaviour? 

GNU multivolume headers cannot store filenames longer than 100

> Filenames of the same
> length are stored without any problems in the first four volumes of the
> archive.

Yes, this limitation is hit only if a file with a name longer than 100
characters is split between the volumes.

With a latest tar version you can use `tar --multi-volume --format=pax',
it does not have this limitation.


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