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: 06/17/2003 02:33:38
[ On Monday, June 16, 2003 at 20:13:27 (-0400), der Mouse wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
> >> (2) You think temporary directories can always be used? 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 --
> Right, but you have to have enough disk space to hold it, which is my
> If I have a 500M archive holding a 100M archive holding a tiny file I
> want, I need 100M of temporary space to get the tiny file without
> extract-to-stdout. With extract-to-stdout, I don't.
but there are no such files in the build.sh process and thus no such
problem to contend with during normal builds.
Greg A. Woods
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