Subject: Adding bsdtar?
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From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
Date: 08/01/2007 21:36:23
with libarchive comes a complementary tar frontend. It has some nice
features (e.g. support for many zip archives, builtin compression
handling etc.), but is of course somewhat redundant to /bin/tar.
I don't think it can currently fully replace /bin/tar as it needs work
in the tape handling (multi-volume support and testing), but otherwise
is quite nice.
Shall I add the necessary glue to install it as /usr/bin/bsdtar or not?
For those interested in a small project, a pax frontend and more work on
the cpio frontend would be appreciated by the author of libarchive :-)