Subject: Re: tar's --exclude option is missing
To: Gary Duzan <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/30/2004 09:30:07
On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 05:43:16AM -0400, Gary Duzan wrote:
> In Message <p05200f0cbd2fa896c0eb@[]> ,
>    Ray Phillips <> wrote:
> =>I've noticed tar in -current (at least in 2.0[E-G]) doesn't have the 
> =>--exclude option which was present in 1.6's.  That's a pity from my 
> =>point of view since I found it quite handy.  Is there any chance it 
> =>might come back?
> =>
> =>Strangely, it doesn't accept --version either.
>    That's because NetBSD has moved from GNU tar to pax-as-tar:

	well, it supports --exclude-from <file>, so I find it a bit odd that
--exclude wouldn't be supported.  I'd say submit a PR.