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Tar 1.23

Item posted by Sergey Poznyakoff <gray> on Wed Mar 10 12:48:32 2010.

GNU tar 1.23 is available for download. Main changes in this release:

  • Improved record size autodetection
  • Use of lseek on seekable archives
  • New command line option --warning
  • New command line option --level
  • Improved behavior in case when some files were removed during incremental dumps
  • Modification times of PAX extended headers
  • Time references in the --pax-option argument
  • Augmented environment of the --to-command script
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix handling of hard link targets by -c --transform
    • Fix hard links recognition with -c --remove-files
    • Fix restoring files from backup (debian bug 508199)
    • Correctly restore modes and permissions on existing directories
    • The --remove-files option removes files only if they were succesfully stored in the archive
    • Fix storing and listing of the volume labels in POSIX format
    • Improve algorithm for splitting long file names (ustar format)
    • Fix possible memory overflow in the rmt client code (CVE-2010-0624)

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