Subject: Re: Tar Multi Volume on /dev/fd0
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Newsham <email@example.com.Hawaii.Edu>
Date: 10/11/1994 09:24:05
I watched a friend install an old version of NetBSD on an i386
box. Instead of using multi-volume tar's it seems they had just
taken a "file.tar.gz" and "split" it up, then put them on floppy.
There was a bash script (in .profile of root or something weird
like that) , when you typed a command it would prompt you for the
disks one by one and essentially do the following:
( foreach disk cat the disk ) | tar -xzf -
Seems simple enough to create and gives the programmer more room
for interactive instruction.