Subject: Re: sun-lamp CVS commits
To: None <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/05/1995 09:38:54
Gordon writes:
> Yeah, that's cool.  I wondered if there might be a way to use FTP
> but not have to store the tar images locally.  Would this work?

> 	# mkfifo /dev/pipe
> 	# tar xfp /dev/pipe &
> 	# ftp ...
> 	ftp> get some_tar_image /dev/pipe

Not sure, but this definately does:

	# ftp ...
	ftp> get some_tar_image |"tar xpf -"

and obviously, so does:

	ftp> get some_tar_image.tar.gz |"tar zxpf -"

(even with older BSD 4.3 ftp clients, e.g. ultrix)

Luke Mewburn <>
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