Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/2003 16:54:03
>> >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
>Yes, that's OK because that's a human doing that on the command-line.
thank you. i'm glad you approve of me. :)
>Such features still should not be used in src/distrib, nor should
>anything but the native 'pax' interface be used by the build process.
ah, so pax has a "extract to stdout option"?
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