Subject: Re: don't generate non-portable archives by default!!!! CVS commit: basesrc/bin/pax
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2002 21:22:29
"Charles M. Hannum" <> writes:

> > Ok, did that [and will commit soon]. Extensions are enabled with -E.
> This is really fundamentally the wrong way to deal with the problem.
> You should have added another `-x' format and made the tar(1) frontend
> use that by default.

Actually, I too just made the suggestion (albeit in a spun-off private
thread of conversation).  In particular, because -E is already being
used for a different purpose.

However, no harm done yet.

- Klaus