Subject: Re: proposal 3: flexible extract handling
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/21/1999 17:56:05
On 21 May 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:

: Will this handle plain uncompress ".tar" files?

Yes.  It's designed to allow for both extraction directly from a distfile,
or from a file that is decompressed to stdout.

For example, the doesn't have a @DECOMPRESS@, so it extracts
directly from the distfile.  On the flip side, EXTRACT_CMD.tar can work with
any of the DECOMPRESS_CMDs, or none of them (the default of "/bin/cat").

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.