write error with new version of tar

Mike McCarty 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:
> 
> ./configure
> make
> 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.

Mike
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