Subject: Re: 1.6 without X [ II ]
To: Michael Kukat , beto <>
From: Benedikt Meurer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/24/2002 22:05:12
On Tuesday 24 September 2002 21:10, Michael Kukat wrote:
> Don't know if there is a real difference to your tar example, but the
> "pe" means "preserve everything". Does someone know why pax is used
> by sysinst? Is there a difference at all versus using tar?

I guess its because pax is part of the "rescue" system (or however you 
call the things in /bin, /sbin), whereas tar isn't. Note:

whereis pax

whereis tar

> ...Michael

HTH, Benedikt

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