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Re: [Bug-tar] suggestion re: 'MEMBER'

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] suggestion re: 'MEMBER'
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:03:23 +0300

Dave Lampton <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> At the top of the man page for 'tar', there are many references to the
> argument 'MEMBER' but then it's not defined anywhere.
> It took quite a bit of reading before I was able to deduce that it must
> simply be some file/directory that's already inside an existing archive.
> (Which finally explains why it's only available to the --list and --extract
> operations.)
> It just sure would've been nice if it explicitly stated that at the
> beginning somewhere.

Thanks for pointing that out. I'll fix the manpage.


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