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 01:17:00 GMT 2012

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher Faylor"

> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 01:39:41AM +0100, Steven Hartland wrote:
>>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.
> Yes, yes.  The pain.  The pain.  Danger Will Robinson!
> There really is not much point in rehashing this again under a different
> subject.
> If you or anyone would like to offer patches which change the behavior
> while keeping everyone happy about .exe handling please do so.

Isn't the commit which changed the behaviour stored so where,
as this has worked fine in the past, so in theory it could be
just applied in reverse?


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