Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/2002 12:04:59
> On Mar 3,  9:20am, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> } 
> } But supposing I don't want my backups in dump format, but in USTAR?
> } pax(1) lets me do that... but not remotely. GNU tar lets me do it,
> } remotely too.
>      Traditionally tar didn't support rmt.  I just checked tar on
> Solaris 8 and it doesn't.  The man page suggests using rsh and dd if
> you want to use remote tape drives.
Actually, rtar has been available since 4.2BSD, patches for tar was
floating around on the net ~20 years ago. Google finds them:

-- Ragge