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Re: bsdcpio and bsdtar installed by default

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 02:12:05PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> This is inherent in tar.  The tar archive format - to the extent that
> there is a single such thing - has only 100 bytes for archive member
> pathnames.
> Using GNU tar does not change this.  GNUtar archives with long-named
> members are not tar archives; they're GNUtar archives.

For more recent GNU tar they are actually POSIX interchange format,
which is the "current" standard. But I wrote that already in this thread.

> Or if other implementations have duplicated GNU tar's extensions, I
> suppose, but has anyone done that?

At least three different implementations for the POSIX interchange
format exist (GNU tar [not by default], star and bsdtar).


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