Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
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

>  Are you
> volunteering to supply the necessary disk space to everyone who needs
> it?

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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