Subject: Re: gtar update
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/18/2002 22:07:06
On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 12:37:27PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > attached is a patch which updates the gtar packages to 1.13.25, including
> > 2 security fixes pointed out by Jeremy C. Reed.
> > I've done minimal testing, it seems to work fine. I'll try to do an amanda
> > backup and restore tomorow. If this works I'll commit it, unless others find
> > problems in the meantime.
> Thanks.
> Note that my changes added a few manual page entries. I don't use them.
> And didn't test.
> +.It Fl -force-local
> +Archive file is local even if has a colon
> +(looks like a remote tape drive name).

Already in man page

> +.It Fl -recursive-unlink
> +Empty hierarchies prior to extracting directory.

I added this one

> +.It Fl U
> +.It Fl -unlink-first
> +Remove each file prior to extracting over it.

This one is marked deprecated in the sources, and isn't documented in the info
file either. I don't think it should be documented here.

Manuel Bouyer <>
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