Subject: Re: pax-as-tar extract to stdout patch
To: None <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/18/2003 00:59:57
So what? If I don't get the file globbing right to "rm" I could potentially
nuke the wrong files. Should that be removed as well?

It's a nice interface/option, people like it and the build uses it for valid
things. Past that, I'm not sure anyone cares about the rest of this.


>> 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
>+1 416 218-0098;            <>;           <>
>Planix, Inc. <>; VE3TCP; Secrets of the Weird <>