Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:31:20 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=257063 --- Comment #8 from Jörg Schilling <email@example.com> --- A real TAR always expects the key letter to be the first argument and ignores a dash in the first argument of TAR, if a dash is present. GNU tar is incompatible to a real TAR. GNU tar never installs a binary called "gnutar". The only program that installs a binary named "gnutar" is star. Since firefox explicitely decided to call "gnutar", it should know that the command line in question did never work with a binary called "gnutar". BTW: star (when called as gnutar) always first rewrites the command line before calling the option parser. In theory, I could not call this CLI rewriting function, in case the first character of the first argument is a dash, but then star's GNU tar emulation would be as dangerous as the original GNU tar and could easily destroy the content of the first file type argument by incorrectly taking it as the archive name. Star currently prevents that from happening.... do you really prefer to destroy files that are expected to be archived just by a simple misspelling of the command line, ... in favor of implementing the same TAR incompatibility as seen by GNU tar? -- You are receiving this mail because: You are on the CC list for the bug.