Subject: "-y" == bzip2 in tar
To: Andy Doran <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/05/2000 09:30:53
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, Andy Doran wrote:

: Modified Files:
: 	gnusrc/gnu/usr.bin/tar: tar.1 tar.c
: Log Message:
: Add a `-y' option which filters archives through bzip2(1).

This should only be added if this is how a newer GNU tar will represent
bzip2 archives, and the tar frontend of pax(1) will need updating as well.

We're moving -- slowly, mind you 8^) -- away from GNU tar to the tar
frontend for pax.  I personally anticipate a switch in 1.6.  So adding new
options to the in-tree GNU tar probably won't buy much.

-- Todd Vierling (