write error with new version of tar
Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 19 13:21:29 PDT 2010
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Chris Staub wrote:
>> I do not get any kind of error message when just using "tar -tf" by
>> itself, only when piping through "head". Also, I tried piping through
>> various other programs (grep, sed...) and got nothing.
> I get the same error message with head:
> cd src
> ./tar -tf ../../tar-1.23.tar.bz2 |head
> Me too.
> I'll report the bug.
I wonder if "head" is closing the input pipe when it has read
all it needs, and that's causing the error. I can't reproduce
that problem with my host system, however.
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