Subject: Re: building 1.6 on -current: pax-as-tar problem?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/14/2003 20:55:11
[ On Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 22:40:03 (+0000), Ben Harris wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: building 1.6 on -current: pax-as-tar problem?
> In article <20030114215357.D49D6A@proven.weird.com> you write:
> >This so-called "gratuitous" change was mandated by the first POSIX
> >1003.2 version, and that was many years ago (though not specifially for
> >'tar' of course but rather for all commands in general).
> POSIX has never specified the behaviour of tar,
Which is more or less what I said.
> and hence is entirely
> innocent in this case.
No, not at all.
Utility Syntax Guidelines
All options should be preceded by the '-' delimiter
Options without option-arguments should be accepted when
grouped behind one '-' delimiter.
> POSIX specifies pax, which is intended to be a
> portable replacement for both tar and cpio.
Exactly, but that's irrelevant.
Greg A. Woods
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