OT: why tar is strange

Grant Griffin g2 at seebelow.org
Sat May 20 23:48:56 CEST 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.

except-when-we-try-to-import-'free-software'-capital-'f'-capital-'s'
   -<wink>-ly y'rs,

=g2
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