Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
To: None <>
From: Xavier HUMBERT <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/20/2003 00:06:57 (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
miserably fails.

It break *many* backup scripts, since logfiles, for example, exhibits
this problem. And the meaning of life for logfiles is to be modified
constantly :-)