Subject: Re: GNU tar
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2002 11:37:18
On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 01:31:42AM +0200, der Mouse wrote:
> > there are batch of security holes found for GNU tar, and we still
> > don't have the replacement (like tar-compatible pax).
> I've written a tar that owes nothing to anything else.  It's in the
> public domain and hence is free for NetBSD to steal, anything from
> lifting it verbatim to swiping ideas from.
> It doesn't currently have anything like --fast-read; that hadn't
> occurred to me.  Now that it's been pointed out, I'll be adding it; I
> think it's a valuable addition, whether or not NetBSD wants my tar.
> in case anyone cares.

I've added this to the Packages Collection as pkgsrc/sysutils/mousetar