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Re: [Bug-tar] minor error in "Format of the Incremental Snapshot Files"

From: Nathan Stratton Treadway
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] minor error in "Format of the Incremental Snapshot Files" node
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 21:13:21 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 16:04:57 -0400, Nathan Stratton Treadway wrote:
> I recently noticed a small error in the "Format of the Incremental
> Snapshot Files" node of the GNU tar documentation (e.g.
>   http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual/html_node/Snapshot-Files.html
> ).
> In that node, the description of the Format 0 "nfs" field says 
>   A single plus character (+), if this directory is located on an
>   NFS-mounted partition, or a single space otherwise;"
> , but based on an old version 0 snapshot file I have lying around as
> well as the "read_incr_db_01" function from incremen.c, I think that if
> the file was not NFS mounted then there is no character at all in that
> field.  (That is, on lines for non-NFS directories, the first character
> in the line is simply the first character of the device number field...)

Attached is a patch to the snapshot.texi source file that attempts to
clarify this (as well as give more precise information about which
versions of tar used each format).


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