[ILUG-BOM] TAR --exclude bug ?

Rajesh Deo rajeshdeo@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Wed Mar 5 21:28:10 IST 2003

On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Richard Unitek wrote:

> Hi
> Anybody  ever heard of a bug in tar program ?
> I have two versions of tar.
> In this version --exclude-from FILE works perfect.
> 150796 Aug 27  2001 /bin/tar  [ls -l /bin/tar]
> Where as in this version --exclude-from FILE doesn't work
> 138016 Oct 11  1999 /bin/tar  [ls -l /bin/tar]
> How can I see which version of tar I am using ?

tar --version

The long options are specific to GNU versions of unix utilities, it may be 
different on you system if it is not a GNU system, why not try man 
<command> first!

One Bell System - it sometimes works.

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