mark andrew nassy <com> wrote:
I'm not sure but I think the first one worked because the flags were not
introduced by a "-" and the entire group was pd as flag characters.
The use of the "-" in the failed example and the second one that worked
caused whatever followed the "f" to be interpreted as the archive name:
"z" in the failed case and "bie-unix-5.5.1.tar.gz" in the second case.
I never use the "-" with tar.
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