bin/117909: BSDtar doesn't match files in a tar that gtar does
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Wed Nov 7 20:40:11 PST 2007
>Synopsis: BSDtar doesn't match files in a tar that gtar does
>Arrival-Date: Thu Nov 08 04:40:02 UTC 2007
>Originator: Daniel O'Connor
>Release: FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE amd64
System: FreeBSD cain.gsoft.com.au 6.2-STABLE FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #0: Fri Feb 2 17:35:07 CST 2007 root at new-cain.gsoft.com.au:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
BSDtar doesn't seem to match files that GNUtar does. I have a tape containing
gzip'd tar files from which
I am trying to recover a directory tree.
gtar -b 128 -zxvf /dev/nsa0 /foo/bar
Whereas using bsdtar does not - it matches no files.
I can't repeat this for small test archives but I have seen it happen twice
with large (multi gigabyte) archives.
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