Jargons of Info Tech industry

Ulrich Hobelmann u.hobelmann at web.de
Wed Aug 24 00:05:22 CEST 2005


Roger Leigh wrote:
>> At least he noticed that tar sucks.  There's nothing better than tarring 
>> your backup back to disk, only to notice that the pathnames were "too 
>> long."  Great!
> 
> That's been fixed for quite some time, though.  The current GNU tar
> (1.15.1) writes POSIX.1-2001 (PAX) archives, and has read them for
> quite a long time before.

Don't remember where it bit me.  Either Free- or NetBSD, or Mac OS 10.3, 
but it was sometime after 2002...  probably not GNU tar, though.

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