(bsd)tar is broken on 6.1
peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Fri May 26 03:58:05 PDT 2006
On Fri, 2006-May-26 11:34:43 +0200, Patrick M. Hausen wrote:
>> > -rw-r--r-- 1 jmz jmz 4312 Apr 16 1947 supclkrd.prg
>Since there cannot be a date before January 1st 1970, 0:00 on
>any Unix system, i guess there's something seriously broken here.
Why do you say that? time_t is signed so it can represent a date
prior to 1970. In theory, a file prepared on an earlier computer
could have been transferred onto a Unix system whilst retaining
its original modification time.
In this particular case, the date seems unlikely. That said, it is
a perfectly valid date and it would be nice if tar could support it -
though tar(5) states dates before the epoch are not handled
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