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[Bug-tar] GNU tar 1.19

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: [Bug-tar] GNU tar 1.19
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:38:37 +0300


I am pleased to announce the release of GNU tar 1.19.

GNU tar is available for download from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar and the mirror sites worldwide (see
http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for the list of those).

The available files and their MD5 sums are:

d184a969b3c364a89dc70971eac333c0  tar-1.19.cpio.gz
df68e53f83ae718e423f1268cdf0bb00  tar-1.19.cpio.gz.sig
cfa880511a0b5057b3e0739ba97fa2f3  tar-1.19.shar.gz
477dff26ec3a203b8f0f13a29acfc3f8  tar-1.19.shar.gz.sig
bcc2e19b19823b9ab68c94586067a792  tar-1.19.tar.bz2
f31b91b47a6786276a49e46467142da3  tar-1.19.tar.bz2.sig
fa22b3092b2c54a3fd3059ebd797c8a2  tar-1.19.tar.gz
c983c55819c258e7ed61dbac9d3dc232  tar-1.19.tar.gz.sig

For more information on tar, including links to file downloads,
please see the tar web page: http://www.gnu.org/software/tar
and the project page http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/tar.

Please email bugs or suggestions to <address@hidden>.

The list of noteworthy changes follows:

* New option --exclude-vcs

Excludes directories and files, created by several widely used version
control systems, e.g. "CVS/", ".svn/", etc.

* --exclude-tag and --exclude-cache options

The following options now work with incremental archives as well:


* Fix handling of renamed files in listed incremental archives.

Previous versions always stored absolute file names in rename
records, even if -P was not used. This is fixed: rename records
contain file names processed in accordance with the command line
* Fix --version output.

* Recognition of broken archives.

When supplied an archive smaller than 512 bytes, in reading mode (-x,
-t), the previous version of tar silently ignored it, exiting with
code 0. Version 1.19 issues the following diagnostic message:
'This does not look like a tar archive', and exits with code 2.

* Fix double-dot recognition in archive member names in case of duplicate '/.'.

* Fix file padding in case of truncation of the input file to zero size.


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