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Re: [Bug-tar] tar bug 1.25 info-script TAR_FD

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar bug 1.25 info-script TAR_FD
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:19:15 -0800
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:10.0) Gecko/20120131 Thunderbird/10.0

Thanks for the bug report!  I installed this patch.

doc: suggest Bash for large-fd script
* doc/tar.texi (Multi-Volume Archives): Suggest Bash for shell
script that might use >&10.  Problem reported by Edward F Eaglehouse in
diff --git a/doc/tar.texi b/doc/tar.texi
index a52b322..3d82d25 100644
--- a/doc/tar.texi
+++ b/doc/tar.texi
@@ -11435,7 +11435,10 @@ archive being created (as given by @option{--file} 
option) and

-#! /bin/sh
+#! /bin/bash
+# For this script it's advisable to use a shell, such as Bash,
+# that supports a TAR_FD value greater than 9.
 echo Preparing volume $TAR_VOLUME of $TAR_ARCHIVE.

 name=`expr $TAR_ARCHIVE : '\(.*\)-.*'`

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