Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: None <>
From: Jed Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/15/2002 03:21:23
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 04:17:43PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> It's really not that big of a problem folks, as a little bit of testing
> and research will easily reveal.  There's lots of discussion of the
> various issues in the "GNU `tar' and POSIX `tar'" section of the GNU Tar
> manual, but it boils down to a question of whether or not you've got any
> files with really long names (>100 chars) or not.  I would think that
> most people don't -- certainly that's true of archives I've found on the
> Internet.

Archiving tools/formats should be able to accept anything that can
legitimately be stored on a filesystem; if I need to store a pathname
like System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/\
Property_List_Services/Enumerations/EnumerationGroups.html for
whatever reason, I should be able to do so.  And as much as I
personally don't care for dependence on FSF extensions, I'm willing to
make an exception for this.


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