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While tar handles compressed archives without regard to their file name,
Emacs cannot handle a compressed tar archive unless its file name
suggests the compression type.  To reproduce:

$ tar -Jcf test.tar	# create a compressed tar file
$ tar -tvf test.tar			# verify that tar can read it
$ cp test.tar test.tar.xz		# create a copy

If you find the files test.tar and test.tar.gz from Emacs, it will
recognise the contents of the second file, but not those of the first.

By looking at the comments on top of tar-mode.el, I get that it does not
rely on tar to get the archive listing, but reads the archive itself, so
correcting this problem does not appear straightforward to me...

In GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2016-10-24, modified by Debian built on trouble
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11900000
System Description:	Debian GNU/Linux testing (stretch)

Configured using:
 'configure --build x86_64-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr
 --sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib
 --localstatedir=/var/lib --infodir=/usr/share/info
 --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes
 --with-sound=alsa --build x86_64-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr
 --sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib
 --localstatedir=/var/lib --infodir=/usr/share/info
 --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes
 --with-sound=alsa --with-x=yes --with-x-toolkit=lucid
 --with-toolkit-scroll-bars --without-gconf --without-gsettings
 'CFLAGS=-g -O2
 -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/emacs25-25.1+1=. -fstack-protector-strong
 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wall' 'CPPFLAGS=-Wdate-time

Configured features:

Important settings:
  value of $LC_COLLATE: it_IT.UTF-8
  value of $LC_CTYPE: it_IT.UTF-8
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: C
  value of $LANG: en_US.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

Major mode: RMAIL

Minor modes in effect:
  global-visual-fill-column-mode: t
  diff-auto-refine-mode: t
  TeX-PDF-mode: t
  desktop-save-mode: t
  epa-global-mail-mode: t
  shell-dirtrack-mode: t
  openwith-mode: t
  xterm-mouse-mode: t
  display-time-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  global-eldoc-mode: t
  electric-indent-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  buffer-read-only: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t

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Load-path shadows:
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/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/rst hides /usr/share/emacs/25.1/lisp/textmodes/rst
~/elisp/bibtex hides /usr/share/emacs/25.1/lisp/textmodes/bibtex
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/flim/ntlm hides /usr/share/emacs/25.1/lisp/net/ntlm
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/flim/hmac-md5 hides /usr/share/emacs/25.1/lisp/net/hmac-md5
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/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/flim/sasl-cram hides /usr/share/emacs/25.1/lisp/net/sasl-cram
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/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/plain-tex hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/plain-tex
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/tex-mik hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/tex-mik
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/texmathp hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/texmathp
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/context-nl hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/context-nl
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/toolbar-x hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/toolbar-x
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/tex hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/tex
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/tex-jp hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/tex-jp
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/bib-cite hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/bib-cite
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/multi-prompt hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/multi-prompt
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/font-latex hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/font-latex
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/prv-emacs hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/prv-emacs
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/tex-style hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/tex-style
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/context hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/context
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/preview hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/preview
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/tex-font hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/tex-font
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/tex-bar hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/tex-bar
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/latex hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/latex
/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/auctex/tex-buf hides /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex/tex-buf
~/elisp/bhl hides /usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/bhl
/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/debian-startup hides /usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/debian-startup

(autorevert filenotify find-dired loadhist novice wdired animate misc
ruler-mode cal-x debug two-column iso-transl apropos pcmpl-gnu
pcmpl-linux macros python tramp-sh tar-mode anything-config anything
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custom widget hashtable-print-readable backquote dbusbind inotify
dynamic-setting font-render-setting x-toolkit x multi-tty
make-network-process emacs)

Memory information:
((conses 16 1182249 215902)
 (symbols 48 60744 50)
 (miscs 40 7096 4577)
 (strings 32 175927 29634)
 (string-bytes 1 5230067)
 (vectors 16 87336)
 (vector-slots 8 2213773 80796)
 (floats 8 1408 1017)
 (intervals 56 165187 8141)
 (buffers 976 238))

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Subject: bug#25458: Acknowledgement (25.1; tar mode does not handle
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