Subject: Re: Tar and Find Problem
To: Mason Loring Bliss <email@example.com>
From: Aaron Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/09/1998 01:16:31
Then perhaps I am misinterpreting the following sentance from the EXAMPLES
section of the tar man page:
Note that you cannot mix bundled flags and -- style flags; you can use
single-letter flags in the manner above, rather than having to type
I take this to mean that 'tar --some-option xzvf ...' will not work,
and 'tar --some-option -x -z -v -f ...' will so you sont have to type
'tar --some-option --extract --gzip --verbose --file ...'. I take it that
'tar --some-option -xzvf ...' is also valid.
So, my first e-mail was a bit in accurate; you can mix '--' and '-' style
arguments, but not '--' and 'no-dash' style.
Is this more accurate??
A A R O N N E L S O N
"grep .. grep .. grep" --(Frog with UNIX caught in its throat)
On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 08:16:02 -0400
> From: Mason Loring Bliss <email@example.com>
> To: Aaron Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Bruce Anderson <email@example.com>
> Cc: NetBSD Users <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
> Subject: Re: Tar and Find Problem
> On Wed, Jul 08, 1998 at 02:28:17PM -0700, Aaron Nelson wrote:
> > According to the man page (if I unstood it correctly), you can't mix
> > argument styles ( these styles being no dash 'tar cvf', single dash 'tar
> > -c -v -f', and double dash 'tar --create --verbose --file').
> Eh? I don't remember the last time I did a binary upgrade without it
> involving `tar --unlink -xvpf`.
> I don't see where the man page prohibits this, and it seems to work in
> Mason Loring Bliss...firstname.lastname@example.org...www.webtrek.com/mason
> "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments
> dropped from day's caravan."--Rabindranath Tagore...awake ? sleep : dream;