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Bug 86103 - tar man page out of sync with tar --help
Summary: tar man page out of sync with tar --help
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-14 00:02 UTC by Jack Tanner
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-19 15:21:03 UTC

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Description Jack Tanner 2003-03-14 00:02:45 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3a)
Gecko/20021207 Phoenix/0.5

Description of problem:
# tar --help 
says that --bzip2 is a valid option

# man tar
says that --bzip  (note lack of '2') is a valid option

In actuality, both options work correctly.

The man page and the help message should be reconciled for consistency.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
man-pages-1.53-1, tar-1.13.25-8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. # tar --help
2. # man tar

Additional info:

Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2004-11-19 15:21:03 UTC
I'm sorry. Even though u are right i won't fix it. 
Both variants work correctly. It's just detail, which does not stand
for patch.
Try report to upstream.

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