Subject: Re: don't generate non-portable archives by default!!!! CVS commit: basesrc/bin/pax
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/2002 11:46:34
[ On Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 06:46:10 (+0300), Christos Zoulas wrote: ]
> Subject: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/pax
> Module Name: basesrc
> Committed By: christos
> Date: Wed Oct 16 03:46:09 UTC 2002
> Modified Files:
> basesrc/bin/pax: ar_io.c ar_subs.c extern.h options.c tar.c
> Log Message:
> Support gnu long filename extensions by default for tar on create, list, and
> extract. We now generate GNU tar archives by default ("ustar ^@" instead of
> "ustar^@00"). GNU extensions can be disabled with --strict.
> XXX: long symlinks untested.
Reading GNU Tar archives by default would be a good idea. ("very good"
according to some folks)
Generating them by default is a very _BAD_ idea and does not help with
the issue of helping people ensure the future (and even current)
portability of their archived data.
Greg A. Woods
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