Subject: Re: pax questions...
To: matthew green <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1999 10:54:03
In message <>, matthew green writes:
>i have commited a change to options.h (rev1.5) that should fix this bug
>(which would allow -A with -rw; reading the code shows that it *always*
>does the equivalent of -A anyway).

I'm not sure I follow.  I thought this would be a mildly controversial change,
because it changes the *DEFAULT* behavior.  '-A' is *honor* absolute paths,
or at least, was in my code.  With my change, if you *don't* specify '-A',
you don't get absolute paths.

I can't figure out how '-rw' could 'honor absolute paths' meaningfully; the
entire point of it is to write into a named destination directory, rather than

I'm a little confused.  I'm also not clear on why Aflag is getting set in -P
mode; I don't see the connection.