Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/16/2003 15:58:47
[ On Monday, June 16, 2003 at 14:57:10 (-0400), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
> >> 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
> >situation.
> 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
> directories.

Yes, that's OK because that's a human doing that on the command-line.

Such features still should not be used in src/distrib, nor should
anything but the native 'pax' interface be used by the build process.

								Greg A. Woods

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