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Re: tar, but not gnu tar

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tena Sakai <tsakai(at)gallo(dot)ucsf(dot)edu>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Kenneth Marshall <ktm(at)rice(dot)edu>, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: tar, but not gnu tar
Date: 2007-08-23 19:02:18
Message-ID: 200708231902.l7NJ2Ii28748@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tena Sakai wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> Hi Bruce,
> 
> Thanks for your input.  Fair enough.  I redid it.
> This time, in the first window, I ran this mini
> shell program continuously:
> 
>   while true
>   > do
>   >   date >> big.input
>   > done
> 
> In the 2nd window:
> 
>   tar cf ../moo.tar . > tar_errlog 2>&1
> 
> Tar returned the exit code 0.  In the tar_errlog, it said:
>   tar: ./big.input: file changed as we read it

This seems to contradict what we say about GNU tar?  Is this GNU tar? 
What version?

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