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sr #109201: Bug? Exit code on not tar archives

Submitted by:  Alyanos <alyanos>
Submitted on:  Tue 13 Dec 2016 03:02:24 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Tue 13 Dec 2016 03:02:24 PM UTC, original submission:

$ LANG=C tar --version
tar (GNU tar) 1.28

$ echo "nottarfile" > myfile
$ tar -vzxf myfile
Error, exit code=2. Good

$ gzip myfile
$ tar -vzxf myfile.gz
No files, no errors, exit code=0. Bad!!! (must be unpacked or return 2, isn't it?)

$ echo "nottarfile" >> myfile.gz
$ tar -vzxf myfile.gz
Error, exit code=2. Good

Alyanos <alyanos>


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