Subject: Re: ftp and tar annoyances
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/1997 08:23:39
On Fri, 14 Nov 1997 wrote:

: Yes, I think it is sort of counter-intuitive that in the case of
: "-xpzvf" order matters, while in "xpzvf" it doesn't.

Well, it's actually very intuitive in the case of the dash:  see getopt(3);
it's much more standard.  In the case without the dash, you're working with
_historic_ tar options.  On several tars on other platforms, this is also
the case.

== Todd Vierling (Personal; Business
== So you know what, Mikey?  Go to bed.