OT: why tar is strange

Grant Griffin g2 at seebelow.org
Sat May 20 17:48:56 EDT 2000

Will Rose wrote:
> Grant Griffin <g2 at seebelow.org> wrote:
> And you'd need a version of tar which understood all the various forms
> of compression.  I come across three or four on a pretty regular basis.
> Generally I find that archiving and compression are more conviently
> considered as two separate processes.

I don't know what the tradeoffs are among the ones you use, but
personally, I greatly prefer the fact that the Windows world only has
one as its de-facto standard.

   -<wink>-ly y'rs,


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