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 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
>> >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.

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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