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Re: [Help-tar] Does GNU tar close its input pipe before seeing EOF on it
Re: [Help-tar] Does GNU tar close its input pipe before seeing EOF on it?
Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:35:33 +0100 (CET)
On Mon, 1 Mar 2010, Ersek, Laszlo wrote:
Dear GNU tar Maintainer,
if you can find the time, please read the blog post  and the related (not
too long) reddit thread . The question is:
Does GNU tar (and if so, under what circumstances) close its input pipe
before seeing EOF on it?
"davidben" has investigated the tar source and posted a followup.
Perhaps it should be examined whether this section of the tar
(ie. the two requirements on --use filters) should be extended with a
third requirement to handle a broken pipe gracefully.
(I'm not saying the docs should be extended, nor that it should not be
extended -- I'm merely suggesting this question be considered at all.)