Re: [hackers] [PATCH] tar: if first argument doesn't have a leading dash, prepend one

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 18:59:36 +0200

On Mon, 18 May 2020 22:39:00 +0700
Đoàn Trần Công Danh <> wrote:

Dear Đoàn,

> Sorry, but isn't no-dash is the one specified by POSIX:
> Please excuse my ignorance, I couldn't find newer specification.

no, this is no ignorance. POSIX "replaced" tar with pax(1)[0], but we
should still, if we offer tar, follow POSIX's command line utility
guidelines (forgot what they were called) which also specify "--" as
end of flags, among other things. One should be able to rely on these,
if you ask me.

With best regards


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