Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
From: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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: