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TARTEST(1) Schily's USER COMMANDS TARTEST(1)
tartest - test tar archive for POSIX.1-1990 compliance
tartest [ options ] < file
Tartest reads a tar archive from stdin and checks this archive for compliance with
All options can be abbreviated by their first letter.
-help Print a short help message.
-v print all filenames during verification.
As tartest is limited to tests the data that is delivered by the tar archiver that is
going to be checked, it cannot tests if the tar archiver in question will produce correct
archives under all circumstances. There may be borderline cases that trigger bugs in the
If you like to to a more complete test, you should have a look at the file READE.quicktest
in the directory testscripts of either the star distribution or the ftp server.
Joerg Schilling 02/06/23 TARTEST(1)
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