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Re: bin/41168 (tar treats lines in files supplied to -X as globs) writes:
> Synopsis: tar treats lines in files supplied to -X as globs
> State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
> State-Changed-By:
> State-Changed-When: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 03:40:50 +0000
> State-Changed-Why:
> GNU tar 1.22 at least documents the same behavior as implemented
> by pax-as-tar, namely that -X lists a file of exclude patterns.
> Therefore I would change this from an implementation bug to
> a documentation bug. Opinion?

Why don't you try them both and see. I think you'll find that they do
not behave compatibly and that this makes lots of things fail. In
particular, my system backup scripts fail using the native tar.

Perry E. Metzger      

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