SUMMARY:RE: exit status for tar command

From: Donovan Carnegie (
Date: Wed Apr 29 1998 - 10:38:06 CDT

Thanks to all who responded.

David Evans []
Dennis Martens []
Richard J Niziak []

The general consensus is to use the man pages, which I did. However the
man pages does not give much details as to what caused non-zero exit
status. Anything other than a zero(0) is a failure. I had an exit status
of 2 which does is a bit terse. Anyway I change the tape reran the tar
and it was successful. It may have been a device glitch or a bad tape.


Original Post Below:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donovan Carnegie
> Sent: Monday, April 27, 1998 5:36 PM
> To:
> Subject: exit status for tar command
> Does anyone know where find the different exit status and meanings
> from
> the tar command?

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