On Apr 8, 2013, at 17:05 , Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:

> That makes me think the latter ("we are wrong"). I don't have my OS X
> box handy; can you provide a sample empty tarfile that it creates?

I created mac.tar on my Mac and linux.tar on a RHEL6.3 machine (tar (GNU tar) 
1.23). Both were created with 

tar cTf /dev/null xxx.tar

Both files are accepted by tar on both the Mac and the RHEL machines. (Both 
files contain nothing but zeros.)


BJ Hargrave

Attachment: mac.tar
Description: Unix tar archive

Attachment: linux.tar
Description: Unix tar archive

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