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Re: tar issue on netbsd-5
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:25:42PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > I thought that tar was replaced by pax so that we didn't have size
> > limitations. diff `which tar` `which pax` says they're they same.
> It doesn't matter whether it's pax, tar, or something else; anything
> writing standard tar format has this limit, because it's inherent to
> the format. You have to go outside standard tar format one way or
> another to include files 8G or over.
As I said in the last discussion of this topic and the corresponding PR,
it strongly depends on which standard you are talking about. For ustar
the limit is 8GB, for POSIX Interchange Format it is no problem.
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