Busybox and standards/direction, old tar options

Glenn L. McGrath bug1 at iinet.net.au
Tue Dec 13 00:58:31 UTC 2005


On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 11:02:23 +1100
"Glenn L. McGrath" <bug1 at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> With old options the order of the option indicates the order of the
> arguments e.g.
> These both work
> $ tar xfC . foo.tar
> $ tar xCf foo.tar .
> These both fail
> $ tar xfC foo.tar .
> $ tar xCf . foo.tar

Duoh, I have that backwards

bad
$ tar xfC . foo.tar
$ tar xCf foo.tar .

good
$ tar xfC foo.tar .
$ tar xCf . foo.tar

Glenn



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