Re: tar: "./<file>" or "<file>"
On Wed, 6 Apr 1994, Daniel Quinlan wrote:
> Background: Debian 0.93 may move back to the tar format.
> 1. tar files are smaller
> Now, Is there any reason to use one command line over the other?
> $ tar cvf file.tar ./usr
> $ tar cvf file.tar usr
Well the first has at least 2 x number of files more bytes!?:-)
I know when extracting a single file I am more likely to type:
tar xf file.tar path/path/file
than the ./path/path/file version.
I think that the move back to tar will make Debian less alien to the
existing Linux community.
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