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Re: zero byte /bin/bash file - what creates it?
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According to Tom Rodman on 10/13/2006 11:51 PM:
> tar seems to be following the pre-existing soft link on the file system,
> and then writing to that target, instead of just replacing the soft
> link on the file system.
Odd, I'll have to look further into it when I get time. Could it also be
related to the fact that the symlink does not contain the .exe extension?
And now that tar 1.15.92 is out, I'm due to release an upgrade, anyway.
> This approach does not have any problems:
> tar zUxf /tmp/foo.tar.gz
Life is short - so eat dessert first!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
volunteer cygwin tar maintainer
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