Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/16/2003 14:57:10
>> Please commit this. (It makes things like the distrib/cdrom Makefile a lot
>> simpler to deal with for instance as it extracts one-off files from the 
>> tarballs for some cd images).
>I'd very much prefer to see the src/distrib tools make use only of 'pax'
>(with it's truly _standard_ command-line interface), and I see no reason
>why temporary directories cannot be safely and easily used in this

because sometimes i just want to do

	tar -bundleofoptions tarfile| less

and read a file.  i don't want to have to muck with temporary

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