write error with new version of tar

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 22 08:31:04 PDT 2010

linux fan wrote:
> On 3/19/10, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> 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.
> It is tar-1.23 and not head

Umm, I didn't mean to imply that head was what needed fixing.
I was proposing a possible cause for the behavior. As it happens,
another reply seems to indicate that I was correct.

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