tar won't extract all files when a file with exe extension precedes the same without extension inside the archive

Steven Hartland killing@multiplay.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 00:40:00 GMT 2012

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Schneider"
> $ touch myfile myfile.exe
> $ tar -cvf mytar.tar myfile.exe myfile
> $ tar -xvf mytar.tar
> Only myfile will be written to the filesystem

Yep, apparently its "by design" :(

It causes us pain regularly so we would like this fairly
recent change reverted so behaviour is once again predicatable
and it doesnt break simple takess like extracting archive.


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