Subject: Re: bsd.pkg.mk proposal 3: flexible extract handling
To: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 EXTRACT_CMD.zip 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 email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)