Subject: bin/26521: pax does not support "pax" archive format
To: None <>
From: Darrin B. Jewell <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/02/2004 16:30:01
>Number:         26521
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       pax does not support "pax" archive format
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Aug 02 20:32:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Darrin B. Jewell
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0

There is a new archive format available for pax which overcomes
some of the limitations of cpio and ustar formats.

A description of it can be found here:

It might be nice to support it.


    $ pax -x pax
    pax: Unknown -x format: pax
    pax: Known -x formats are: bcpio cpio sv4cpio sv4crc tar ustar


A simple matter of programming.