[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 18:56:21 -0400

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
> The recent Posix release deprecates the cpio(1) utility, and replaces
> it with the pax(1) utility. By default, pax writes the ustar format,
> but with enhanced features taken from cpio. In addition, it fixes bugs
> in both formats, e.g. by introducing the notion of character sets and
> Unicode for file names in tar files.

Side note for those unfamiliar with this bit of Windows lore: all
versions of Windows claiming POSIX compatibility ship the pax utility,
and thus can read and write tar files.
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