Subject: How do I use tar --unlink?
To: Joseph Sarkes <>
From: Henry B. Hotz <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/26/2003 16:55:11
If you are manually installing a release then the proper way to do it 
is something like:

<tarball (cd /fs-root ; tar --unlink zxvpf -)

But I haven't been able to find a place to put the --unlink option so 
it will actually work.  (Also I don't know where to put the -C option 
so I can do away with the chained cd command.)

However irrational the tar options are, I at least can remember them 
when I need them, unlike pax, which probably has its own set of 
quirks to learn.

I'm not subscribed to current-users, but I am to port-macppc.  Please 
send replies to me personally as needed.
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