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Bug 6929

Summary: -X option broken in this release of tar
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: ehm
Component: tarAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Description ehm 1999-11-11 15:30:29 UTC
The -X option is broken in this release of tar.
It works in version tar-1.12-9 (RH 6.0), but is
broken in tar-1.13.11-1 (RH6.1).

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-11 15:38:59 UTC
I've just tried reproducing this. The -X option works for me

touch rubbish0 rubbish1
echo "rubbish1" >exclude.list
tar cf rubbish.tar r* -X exclude.list

doesn't include the rubbish1 file.

If there's anything else wrong with -X, please be a bit more specific
about what the problem is.
Also, you might want to try the tar version in rawhide (1.13.14-1).