Subject: How do I use tar --unlink?
To: Joseph Sarkes <email@example.com>
From: Henry B. Hotz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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Henry.B.Hotz@jpl.nasa.gov, or email@example.com