Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: Anders Magnusson <email@example.com>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/12/2002 15:09:58
On Jan 28, 12:12am, Anders Magnusson wrote:
} > 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:
Perhaps, but it isn't included with SunOS 5.8, SunOS 4.1.3, or
NetBSD 1.5.2. So, it couldn't have been very common.
}-- End of excerpt from Anders Magnusson