Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Xavier HUMBERT <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/2003 00:06:57
firstname.lastname@example.org (Christos Zoulas) :
> And no, I am not going to `fix' it to exit with 0,
> on broken tar files.
While we're on exit codes from pax-as-tar : I didn't get some news from
The problem was that if a file is beeing modified while archiving,
gnutar does as much as it can, then exits with 0, while pax-as-tar
It break *many* backup scripts, since logfiles, for example, exhibits
this problem. And the meaning of life for logfiles is to be modified