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: 06/18/2003 00:01:04
[ On Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 23:17:16 (-0400), der Mouse wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
> Is mine one of them? If not, make that three. :-)
Three it is then! Sorry but I forgot to check your version!
(star and GNU Tar being the only others I know of)
> It is theoretically trivial, yes. I have found that it is often more
> convenient, though, to extract it to stdout.
For human viewing of files it may not be such a big deal, but if you do
this in a program that handles more arbitrary archives then you risk
either getting more than you wanted or else not seeing the final copy of
a file that occurs more than once in an archive (or else you have to
reading the whole archive first anyway to get a file listing and then
read at least some of it again to look at the file in question).
Greg A. Woods
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