Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
To: Xavier HUMBERT <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/28/2003 16:20:32
[ On Monday, January 27, 2003 at 21:48:39 (+0100), Xavier HUMBERT wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
> > > So, please tell me why was the -W --verify flag removed, to begin with ?
> > "removed"? Nothing at all was ever removed from the new 'tar'
> > implementation as far as I can tell!
> Mmmmh ....
You are comparing GNU Tar to 'tar'. They are not (any longer) the same
There never was a '-W' flag in 'tar' to be removed. 'tar' is now a
special command-line front-end to 'pax'.
If your real question is why 'tar', which used to be GNU Tar, is no
longer GNU Tar, well then there's a whole thread about that in, IIRC,
the current-users mailing list archives.
Suffice it to say, once again, that if you want GNU Tar then you should
install it (eg. from pkgsrc/archivers/gtar) and then you'll have it and
all of its options and features and so on.
Greg A. Woods
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