[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
19 Apr 2002 22:29:42 +0200

Michael Hudson <mwh@python.net> writes:

> > Not only that, but if you copy/rename the Windows pax.exe program to 
> > tar.exe or cpio.exe it changes its command line options to match. So all 
> > recent versions of Windows ship with tar and cpio included (sort of).
> Oh, so thats why some of the files inside installer bundles on MacOS
> have the extension .pax.gz.  Learn something every day.

This is getting off-topic, but I'd like to point out that introduction
of the "pax" utility was the solution to the "tar wars" :-)