GNU Tar 1.24
2010-10-24

The --full-time option
More reliable directory traversal when creating archives
--dereference consistency
Extracts symlink attributes, such as last-modified time and link permissions, if the operating system supports this
Fixed spurious error diagnostics on broken pipe
Fixed --remove-files bug (previous version would fail to remove a directory which contained symlinks to another files within that directory)
Accepts the --label option used together with --update
The options --record-size and --tape-length (-L) accept size suffixes
Fixed dead loop on extracting existing symlinks with the -k option
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