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Re: discrepancy in descriptions of --update

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: discrepancy in descriptions of --update
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2023 20:28:34 +0200
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Benno Schulenberg <bensberg@telfort.nl> ha escrit:

>   Each NAME in the synopsis above is interpreted as an archive
>   member name when the main command is ... or ‘--update’ (‘-u’).

That's right, but ...

> when doing:
>   tar -cvf ball doc/*.texi
>   echo extra >>doc/recipes.texi
>   tar -uvf ball --wildcards 'doc/r*.texi'
>   tar -uvf ball doc/r*.texi
> the penultimate command (specifying member names) does nothing;

That's because update mode worked well with exact name matches, but
mishandled wildcards.  I have fixed it in commit
10954cf16399d5e7d846ff4fedb9b7d0240fcb9c.  Thanks for spotting the


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