Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/11/2002 14:19:58
On Oct 11,  1:58pm, (Greg A. Woods) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar

Ok, added --files-from and -T as alias to -I. Tar file in the same place.
what else?



| Just from a quick glance through options.c I think you need to change,
| '-I' to, or add in addition:
|      -T file       Read the names of files to archive or extract from the giv-
|                    en file, one per line.  A line may also specify the posi-
|                    tional argument ``-C directory''.
| This is compatible with with GNU Tar (which does not have '-I'):
|      -T file
|      --files-from file       Get names of files to extract or create from
|                              file, one per line.