On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 18:42:14 -0400, Nick Sabalausky wrote: > Creating a subdirectory with the same name as the archive is the job > of an extracting tool. Archives with a redundant internal directory > are annoying.
Maybe in a perfect world. We do not live in such a place (especially since tools don't flag 'tarbombs' as anything different). Either way, get a flag added to tar for such a thing and maybe folks wouldn't care so much about tarbombs anymore. --Ben