Subject: Re: sun-lamp CVS commits
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/1995 09:38:54
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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-- Lady Sharrow, in Iain M. Banks' `Against a Dark Background'