Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: James Chacon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/16/2003 22:45:25
It's also about not having to dump it into a long directory path to copy/move
it out of to a final destination. Output'ing to stdout makes it simple to
dump in the immediate directory.
>> you only need a temporary directory if you need to avoid accidentally
>> clobbering any other file by the same name.
>...huh? You appear to be assuming that the idea of extracting a file,
>even to stdout, is to put the file's contents on disk.
>Extract-to-stdout is not just about file names; it's also about not
>having to store the whole file at once.
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