resolution of the tar -I issue
I'm satisfied with this solution, and will work with Paul to deliver an
implementation for Debian as soon as possible.
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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 12:49:43 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Eggert <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Re: can we get rid of -I entirely, please?
> From: Bdale Garbee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 09:18:51 -0700
> After lots of discussion on the Debian developer mailing lists, the
> solution that I think makes the most sense is:
> the -I option be removed from the documentation and usage messages
> use of -I becomes an error that communicates that -j is the right
> option for bzip2, and -T is the equivalent of -I in Solaris tar
> I think this meets everyone's needs.
OK, you talked me into this for the next tar version. This will give
people time to switch. We can then reintroduce -I as an alias for -T
in a later version of GNU tar.
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