tar-1.13 exclude files

Richard Lightman richard at nezumi.plus.com
Sun Jan 5 09:30:29 PST 2003

* Carsten P. Gehrke <Carsten at rollinghorse.com> [2003-01-05 17:24]:
> 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.
Old versions of tar do not exclude files/directories that are mentioned
on the command line. This odd behavour has been the case for a long
time, but is finally being addressed.

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