Subject: Re: tar: how does it work?
To: Vittorio <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/21/2005 10:36:23
Vittorio wrote:
> In a script under freebsd I issued the following tar command 
> successfully while under netbsd it fails saying

Use the -f argument for specifying an archive file (or - for
stdin/stdout), see "man tar". If you don't specify a file, then tar will
try to read from a tape device (/dev/nrst0).

Alternatively, use the pax command (see "man pax"), which acts as a
filter by default but uses different command syntax from tar.