Subject: Re: bin/695: tar won't restore files that are not writable by owner
To: None <>
From: Nate Williams <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/04/1995 16:34:50
[ Adding -z option to pax to recreate the -z option in GNU tar ]

> But if that is done, please make sure the compression is done BEFORE the
> blocking and not after, like GNU tar is doing.  Would be somewhat more
> friendly to use with tapes that way...

Please don't do this.  This would make the netbsd output incompatible
with every other tar package utility.  Current, .tar.gz means doing the
blocking after since it follows the 'unix way' of doing things with
filters.  If you want to add a flag to do blocking on a file by file
basis then use a different flag other than -z.