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Re: [Bug-tar] Tar cheats when directed to /dev/null

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Tar cheats when directed to /dev/null
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:53:02 +0200

Phillip Susi <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> This is not mentioned in the man page and the info docs are not
> distributed by default on debian based systems.

GNU tar does not supply documentation in man format, it is left to 
packagers whether to prepare one or not. Given that, please direct
all inquires regarding tar manpages to packagers of the
distribution you use.

The authoritative tar documentation is in info format. Even if
not included in distribution of your choice, it is always available
online on http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual.

> It doesn't really
> matter how long it has been doing it for; wrong is wrong.

Perhaps, it is or it is not. It just means I cannot all of a sudden
change this default just because one of the usere deems it wrong. There
well may be hundreds of others who do no share that opinion, or worse yet,
who depend on that particular behavior of GNU tar.


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