Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: Simon Burge <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/16/2003 20:06:55
Exactly...As long as the tool still provides all the options as required
by standards and produces outputs that are compatible to the standards then
extensions are certainly within bounds in order to make life easier....

As a matter of fact, said standards don't disallow extentions as well...


>This new option is only used during the extraction of files, so it wont
>affect the creation of a portable archive (yes, you mention "handling",
>but how we _extract_ files doesn't matter on iota if we're already using
>our own tool).
>Simon Burge                            <>
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