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Subject Re: Problems with long paths in Tar task
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2000 07:44:15 GMT
On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, Marcel Schutte wrote:

> Hi,
> I just stumbled on a hard 100 character limitation for the combined path and
> filename of a tar entry. Its existence is more than obvious from the ant
> code, but a solution seems a lot less simple. A bit of searching gave me the
> following link (,
> where there is an explanation of the difference between POSIX and GNU
> versions of tar.
> Does anyone know whether there is -one- way of handling longer paths in
> tars? I am willing to do some coding, but I want to be sure of the specs to
> follow.


Thanks I just been trying to figure out why two files were
included in zip and not tar and this is it. Unfortuantely I
do not think there is any solution as such - the way gnu-tar
does it is a hack and will go away in future but POSIX
compliance is again found to a lacking quality :(.



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