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Re: BUG #4883: tar xf fails on NFS4 mounts

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: ajmcello <ajmcello78(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #4883: tar xf fails on NFS4 mounts
Date: 2009-06-26 01:28:07
Message-ID: 20126.1245979687@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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ajmcello <ajmcello78(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> The only downside with adding o to tar that I can see is if it isn't
> supported by a non-GNU version of tar.

It's required by the Single Unix Spec
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xcu/tar.html
(although that specifically disallows the ordering "oxf" that you
suggest) and I see it in tar on HPUX 10.20, which ought to be about
ancient enough for anybody.

			regards, tom lane

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