tar bzip2 auto-detect patch

Matthias Benkmann haferfrost at web.de
Fri Jul 20 12:22:02 PDT 2001

On 19 Jul 2001, at 22:24, Claudio Nieder wrote:

> Hi,
> > Has it ever happened to you that you typed "tar xzf" out of reflex just
> > to
> I type "tar xzf" even when I have a plain uncompressed tar file.

Where do you get uncompressed tar files?

> I think I
> must extend your patch to not decompress if it turns out that the file is
> uncompressed.

Do you want to test the actual data or add another extension test? If you 
do the latter, don't forget "tgz".


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