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Re: Default tar revisited

From: "Jeremy Messenger" <mezz7@xxxxxxx>
Date: 21 Sep 2006 19:09:59 GMT

On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 18:03:19 -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:

> :Reviewing FreeBSD mailing lists was quite challenging, but here's some
> issu= :...
>     Cool.  The only problem area that I see is the 'l' option.  That
>     option is (or was) used a *LOT* by people using tar to back-up
>     partitions.  I think we can survive as long as anyone attempting to
>     use the option gets a fatal error which describes the situation in
>     clear terms.
>     I have never used --multi-volume or --use-compress-program.  Those
>     are things that probably ought to be piped anyhow.
>     Were there any issues regarding compatibility between bsdtar and
>     gtar? e.g. someone taring up with gtar and detarring with bsdtar, or
>     vise-versa, for archive transfers between machines ?

The bsdtar has been tested and enabled by default in the FreeBSD ports
tree, so I think it works very well. :-)


> 							-Matt

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