Subject: Re: pax questions...
To: matthew green <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/01/1999 11:13:26
In message <email@example.com>, matthew green writes:
>exactly. the bug was that "pax -rwA" was allowed.
I see. :)
>tar -P? from the gnu tar man page:
> --absolute-paths Don't strip leading `/'s from file names.
That's not what the pax man page says, though.
-P Do not follow symbolic links, perform a physical file system
traversal. This is the default mode.
Oh, I get it. Setting 'Aflag' from '-P' is in 'tar_options'. The pax_options
does what I expect, which is conflict with -L.
That was just me being stupid, don't worry about it. :-)
I'm not sure the tar_options matter, since we use GNU tar.
(Speaking of which, we should see about getting an update, my pax work
included a fix to our compatability hack for GNU tar, but I also convinced
them they had a bug, so they should eventually issue a 'fixed' tar that no
longer requires that workaround.)