[Gllug] Tarball GUI

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Sat Jun 28 17:11:22 UTC 2008

On 21 Jun 2008, John G. Walker spake thusly:
> I'd offer to send a copy of a tarball to anyone interested in helping
> me out, but there could be confidential stuff in there. But listing out
> the contents shows that everything is there,

An interesting question comes to mind.

If you make a shadow tree containing the same contents, but all files
zero-length, viz

mkdir new; find original-tree -type d | (cd new; xargs mkdir -p)
find original-tree -type f | (cd new; xargs touch)

and tar that up, do you see the same problem?

If you do, this indicates that one of the manifold tar bugs regarding
filename lengths is probably tripping you up. If it's not that,
it's something to do with total length or content, which is much more

`If you are having a "ua luea luea le ua le" kind of day, I can only
 assume that you are doing no work due [to] incapacitating nausea caused 
 by numerous lazy demons.' --- Frossie
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