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sr #109255: Bug? Inconsistent behavior with tar --no-recursion

Submitted by:  Lou Bergandi <bergandi>
Submitted on:  Fri 10 Feb 2017 04:41:34 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Fri 10 Feb 2017 04:41:34 PM UTC, original submission:

A really basic example of the issue. Create a subdirectory along with at least one file. In this example subdirectory ./a/ along with a file t.t. Create the archive using:

tar --no-recursion -uvf test.tar ./a/

Note the archive contains only the direcotry ./a/ (expected behavior).

Execute the same command again. Now the archive contains not only the sub-directory ./a/ but also ./a/t.t.

This worked correctly in 1.22 but broke in 1.24 and later.

Lou Bergandi <bergandi>


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