Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/2003 20:12:28
[ On Monday, June 16, 2003 at 19:57:57 (-0400), der Mouse wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
> (1) This, even if everyone entirely agreed with it, would not be a
> reason to not provide the option; it would be but a reason to avoid use
> of it in certain places.
exactly my point.
> (2) You think temporary directories can always be used?
certainly they can during the running of build.sh
> Are you
> volunteering to supply the necessary disk space to everyone who needs
Pax (and, IIRC, tar) can easily extract only the one file that would
just the same be sent to stdout -- you only need a temporary directory
if you need to avoid accidentally clobbering any other file by the same
Greg A. Woods
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