In article <20080224.7A2CB78.8...@mojaveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com>,
Everett M. Greene <moja...@mojaveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com> wrote:
>I've been using a 1998 version of Gnu tar for years andThis is not true.
>it has worked fine. Recently, it has started balking at
>working correctly. It's suffering from bit rot with age?
>The specific problem is that (almost) regardless of the
tar is very much aware of what type of file it handles and
treats normal files, directory files, symbolic links,
network mounts, char special devices etc. all differently.
So if it cannot find out whether or not a certain file
is a directory, it has every right to complain.
The first thing you should do is type
Some ways I can imagine to have this is creating an invalid
>Has anyone else encountered this problem?
device, severe file system corruption or a botched network.
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