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Re: bug in 'tar -h'
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 13:17:38 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: bug in 'tar -h'
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 1 Aug 2002, Sam Steingold wrote:
> 'tar -h' is supposed to dereference symbolic links and store the actual
> files instead.
> it dereferences just once instead of all:
> if `foo' links to `bar' which links to `zot', `tar -cfh z foo' will
> store `bar' instead of `zot' in `z'.
> is this a known byg?
Which version of tar are you using? Make sure you're using a cygwin tar.
I've just tried your experiment with tar 1.13.19, and it stored a correct
file (i.e. the contents of zot got stored under the name foo).
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