Subject: Re: don't generate non-portable archives by default!
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2002 19:17:24
> If users really do need the ability to store files which cannot
> currently be portably represented in strict IEEE Std 1003.1-1990
> compliant archives then the way to help them is to implement the new
> POSIX 1003.2b (-2001?) extensions.

Whee!  Excellent.  Thank you.  I've been looking for *ages* for
something, anything, more than historical practice as to what
constituted a valid tar archive.

Now all I have to do is find copies of those specs. :-/

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