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Re: [Help-tar] tar multivolume behaviour

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Help-tar] tar multivolume behaviour
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:00:35 +0200

Hi Heiko,

> when using tar with the -M option, it seems like accidentally pressing
> return while tar is writing to the current volume, may result in tar
> writing again to the same volume,

Yes, that's the expected behavior.  As any other command line utility
tar reads whatever data already available in the stdin, whether typed
ahead or not.  Discarding typeahead is not a viable alternative.


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