tar-1.13 exclude files

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Sun Jan 5 09:01:27 PST 2003

On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Carsten P. Gehrke wrote:

> Has anyone else had problems excluding files with tar-1.13?  I tried using 
> an exclude file, and it didn't seem to work they way I interpreted the 
> documentation.  Then I tried the same file on a system with a newer version 
> of tar, and it worked as expected.  I then replaced tar on the first 
> machine with tar-1.13.25 (from the GNU alpha site), and it also worked as 
> expected.  Does anyone have any background information?  I couldn't find an 
> explicit reference to my problem in the tar change log.
> TIA,
> Carsten

 Yes, you are spot on. Gerard has recommended tar-1.13.25 in the past
because of this, but he won't put it into the book because it's alpha
software. [ hope I haven't misattributed his position here... ]

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>                       mailto:Carsten at RollingHorse.com
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