[darcs-users] Re: "darcs dist" on windows
mark at summersault.com
Wed Nov 3 18:53:05 UTC 2004
On 2004-11-03, Ketil Malde <ketil at ii.uib.no> wrote:
> David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org> writes:
>>> ~/dev/morrowF$ darcs dist -v
>>> tar: Cannot execute remote shell: No such file or directory
>>> tar: c\:/daan/dev/morrowF/darcs-19466: Cannot open: I/O erro
>>> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>>> Created dist as morrowF.tar.gz
>> It actually looks like maybe tar is just getting
>> confused simply because of the whole backslash/forward slash issue, and the
>> fact that darcs uses forward slashes. Although why tar would be trying to
>> excecute a remote shell is a mystery to me.
> My guess would be the : in the path name being interpreted as
> host:directory (ssh/rsh style). Tar has the option of using a remote
> shell to access remote files and devices. (Similarly, an @ in a file
> name will easily confuse tar on Unix as well) I would consider this a
> bug (a.k.a. misfeature) in tar.
Sometimes quoting can fix issues like this.
However, I'm not a Windows user.
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